When it comes to creating Whole30 dishes, I like to keep in mind what works for me without making too big of a mess. When you’re cooking three meals a day, the dishes really do pile up!
This one-skillet Shrimp and Rainbow Chard a simple way to get in your greens and only dirties up one skillet – plus a couple of utensils during the prep work. This dish is a great lunch or dinner, and it’s done in about 20 minutes with everything ready to go.
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Shrimp and Rainbow Chard
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 large bunch rainbow chard
3 cloves garlic
Cracked black pepper
Red pepper flakes
Cut leafy greens from rainbow chard and slice into 1- to 2-inch wide ribbons. Set aside. Cut stems into 3-inch pieces. Dice shallot and mince onion.
In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons avocado oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, season liberally with sea salt flakes and cracked black pepper, and cook 3 minutes on each side. Set aside in a bowl.
Add 2 more tablespoons avocado oil to the skillet over medium heat. Stir in diced shallot and minced garlic. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Add in cut rainbow chard stems and stir to combine. Cook for another 5 minutes.
Spread leafy greens into the pan, add a couple of tablespoons of water and cover to steam for 2-3 minutes. Remove lid, stir back in shrimp and red pepper flakes. Squeeze juice of 1 lime to finish. Adjust seasonings and serve.