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Sautéed Swiss Chard

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  • Author: Vicky and Ruth
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 1 large bunch of chard (any type). About 16 chopped cups. Stems and leaves. Cut the leaves into 2" pieces and the stems into 1" pieces.
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Aleppo pepper or red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Wash the chard well and chop the leaves into large pieces, and the stem into smaller pieces. You should get about 16 cups, chopped.  It may seem like a lot, but the Swiss Chard shrinks a lot.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add  the chopped garlic and cook for 2 minutes, making sure it doesn't burn
  3. Add Swiss chard, and toss well so it's coated with the garlic and the oil. Cook on medium heat for 6 minutes until it starts to wilt.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using) and continue cooking for an additional 4-5 minutes. Add lemon juice and turn off the heat.
  5. Adjust seasoning to your liking.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: International


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 95
  • Sugar: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 598.2 mg
  • Fat: 7.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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