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Sauteed Swiss Chard

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We would love to see families using more greens in their everyday cooking. Swiss chard may not be as familiar to people as collards or kale so we hope you will give it a try. Chard is related to beets and the stems can be eaten, in addition to the green tops. This recipe is a simple saute that can be cooked up quickly for a flavorful veggie side dish. You can also add any leftover sauteed chard to your eggs for breakfast!

Ingredients

Food
Amt
Units
Prep
Notes
1 pound swiss chard, leaves separated from stems and both chopped separately (1 bunch)
swiss chard
1
pound
leaves separated from stems and both chopped separately
1 bunch
1 tablespoon olive oil
olive oil
1
tablespoon
1 red onion, chopped
red onions
1
chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
garlic
3
cloves
minced
½ teaspoon salt
salt
½
teaspoon
½ lemon, juiced
lemons
½
juiced

Method

Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add onion and garlic and saute until translucent. Add stems to the pan and cook until softened. Add leaves and salt. Stir to combine and cook just until leaves are wilted and bright green. Add lemon juice to finish.

Prep time
15 min
Cook time
10 min
Yields/Serves:
4
Nutrition Information

Yum Ratings

😫😟😐😀😍 “I like the crunch!” —Nora, age 3
😫😟😐😀😍 “I love the color and leaves!” —Emmie, age 3