Swiss Chard Recipe

When i browsed the aisles of the produce department yesterday, I eyed the Swiss Chard again. I always keep meaning to try it, but in the past I have always past it up for more familiar greens, like collards, mustard, and turnips. Well yesterday, I finally decided to give Swiss Chard a chance. I got the biggest, prettiest bunch to take home with me. I cooked it very simply and before I went to grab my pepper sauce, I tasted them, expecting to find a bitter green in need of anything to give them a little help. However, I couldn’t believe what my taste-buds discovered, a wonderfully flavored, mild green, different than anything I’ve tasted. I was really disappointed in myself because I hadn’t tried them sooner. I have been missing out on such a wonderful vegetable.

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Swiss Chard Recipe

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a large bunch of Swiss Chard
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1/2 cup water
kosher salt to taste


Wash greens well and cut off and discard excess stems. Preheat skillet and add olive oil. Add garlic and saute until lightly browned and fragrant. Cut up greens and add the skillet. Add salt and water.

Turn heat to high and place lid on pan. Cook for 5 minutes, covered, and then stir greens around and cook for another 5 minutes, covered. Remove lid and check for to see if their done. Continue to cook, if needed, until tender.

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  14 Responses to “Swiss Chard Recipe”

  1. Swiss chard is something I was just introduced to this spring. I also made it like this, it’s so simple and tasty!

  2. Drick — July 28, 2010 @ 8:30 am

    I have only used this in a medley of greens back when I made a green gumbo … funny, I would think it would be bitter too…

  3. foodhoe — July 28, 2010 @ 11:53 am

    I love chard! I first tried it while house-sitting for a friend who had a small garden that required watering. The chard was overflowing during the two weeks I was there, and so I learned how much I liked it.

  4. Angelia McGowan — July 28, 2010 @ 11:59 am

    Swiss Chard Recipe

  5. Tickled Red — July 28, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

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  6. Angelia McGowan — July 28, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

    Swiss Chard Recipe: When i browsed the aisles of the produce department yesterday, I eyed the Swiss Chard again. I…

  7. Monet — July 28, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    I recently discovered a love of Swiss Chard too. I love to squeeze a lemon over the top of my plate and sprinkle some red pepper on top. Your bowl of veggie goodness is making me want to track down a bunch!

  8. Angie's Recipes — July 29, 2010 @ 4:09 am

    I like these stir-fried with garlic! Simply gorgeous!

  9. grace — July 29, 2010 @ 6:07 am

    again, i wouldn’t even attempt to eat these greens without something akin to your pepper sauce. swiss chard is definitely unique! 🙂

  10. momgateway — July 29, 2010 @ 9:58 am

    yes….a lovely side dish that will complement fried chicken and grilled meats!

  11. Alta — July 31, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

    I love swiss chard – at its best, it’s even a bit sweet. Yum.

  12. Lisa Chan-Simms — August 4, 2010 @ 10:58 pm

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  13. Swiss chard is a healthy vegetable, full of good nutrients, as most vegetables are. When it is prepared in a good recipe, its taste can please us beyond our expectations. I love to cook, so I am always available to try out some new recipes. This one seems very simple and enjoyable. I will have to keep it with me.

  14. villa calahonda — November 24, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    wow this recipe sounds amazing, i think i will be trying this recipe this weekend 🙂


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