Swiss chard, large stems discarded and leaves cut crosswise into 2-inch strips
extra virgin olive oil
clove garlic, thinly sliced
crushed red pepper
canned tomatoes, chopped
16-ounce cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Add the chard and simmer over moderate heat until tender, 8 minutes. Drain the greens and gently press out excess water.
2. In the saucepan, heat the oil. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper and cook over moderate heat until the garlic is golden, 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and bring to a boil. Add the beans and simmer over moderately high heat for 3 minutes. Add the chard and simmer over moderate heat until the flavors meld, 5 minutes. Season the stew with salt and serve.