Summer Beans and Greens Side

This simple dish takes the classic combination of beans and greens and puts an Italian spin on things. Chopped garlic and salty, smoky flavored bacon add intrigue to hearty sautéed Swiss chard and meaty beans, while a pinch of red pepper flakes add just the right amout of spice. This dish makes for one wholesome lunch or light dinner all on its own, but can also play side dish to roasts or become an easy appetizer when piled on bruschetta. Leftovers also keep very well, so you can dig into it tonight and then enjoy it a few different ways over the following days.

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