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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
  • 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.


  • 1 large bunch of chard (any type) 
  • 2 tbsp 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 tsp red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar


  1. Wash the  chard well and chop the leaves into large pieces, and  the stem into smaller pieces and. Keep them separated
  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 the chopped chard stems and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently
  4. Add the leaves, toss well and cook until it starts to wilt about, 6 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using)
  5. Add the cannellini beans. Gently mix well together and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes, until the beans are hot
  6. Add the vinegar and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • 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

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