Swiss Chard

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Swiss chard is less common than spinach, but it’s often a better choice. It’s a more sturdy green that pairs just as well with fish, poultry, and meat.


Cooking Methodsauteeing



Total Timeunder 15 minutes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionFamily Get-together

Recipe Courseside dish

Dietary Considerationdiabetic, egg-free, gluten-free, halal, healthy, high fiber, kosher, lactose-free, low calorie, low carb, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes


Taste and Texturegarlicky, savory

Type of Dishvegetable


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled, and roughly chopped
  • 2 pounds/900g Swiss chard, tough stems removed
  • Fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Warm the olive oil in a pan large enough to hold the Swiss chard over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until slightly colored, about 2 minutes. Add the Swiss chard, season with salt and pepper, and cook until wilted, 6 to 7 minutes. You might need to add the chard to the pan in batches.

  2. Transfer to a serving bowl.


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