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Side view of two slices of sourdough bread with sautéed chard with cannellini beans

Easy Swiss Chard Recipe with Cannellini Beans

  • Author: Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Sauteed Swiss Chard with Garlic and Cannellini Beans is an easy-to-make, filling, and nutritious dinner, when served on toasted sourdough bread, rice or quinoa. A beautifuly balanced vegan meal filled with nutrients and savory flavor.



  • A Large bunch of Chard (any type) 
  • 2 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 large cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes or Aleppo pepper (optional)
  • 1- 15oz can of Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 
  • 1 tspred wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar


  1. Wash swiss chard well and chop leaves in large pieces and stem in smaller pieces and keep them separate
  2. Heat olive oil in a large deep skillet at medium heat
  3. Add chopped garlic, cook for 2 minutes, making sure it doesn't burn
  4. Add chopped swiss chard stems and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add Swiss chard leaves and toss with garlic and olive oil and cook until it starts to wilt about 6 minutes
  6. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using)
  7. Add Cannellini beans. Gently mix well together and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes, until the beans are hot.
  8. Add a splash of vinegar and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 137
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 427
  • Fat: 7.1
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6.1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 17
  • Fiber: 6.6
  • Protein: 5.7
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Gluten-free, kosher, vegetarian