Easy Sauteed Swiss Chard

From Being Vegan | Side Dishes | American

Want to know how to cook Swiss Chard? This recipe takes you through the basic steps for a great side dish or simple meal.

Low cal Calories 71kcal
fat Total Fat 5g
Low sat-fat Saturated Fat 1g
chol Free Cholesterol 0mg
sodium Sodium 253mg
Low carbs Total Carbohydrate 7g
Serving size 107g Calories from fat 42kcal Fiber 2g Protein 2g Sugar 3g


  • 6 cups Swiss chard
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. 1. Wash your Swiss Chard very well and dry the leaves with a towel or paper towel.
  2. 2. Finely dice the stalks and slice or tear the greens into reasonably sized pieces.
  3. 3. In a large pot, add the oil.
  4. 4. Finely dice the garlic and shallots. If you do not have shallots, simply use onion.
  5. 5. Add the garlic and shallots to the oil and saute slowly until almost soft but not brown.
  6. 6. Add the Swiss Chard to the pot and stir.
  7. 7. As the greens start to wilt, add the salt and some pepper (to taste) to season.
  8. 8. Saute on low for about 10 minutes until the stalk pieces are very soft.
  9. 9. Add lemon juice in the final minute or so of cooking and stir well.
  10. Serve and enjoy!


  • You can add extra onion, more garlic or more lemon to this dish as you like. This is the base for so many great dishes. Enjoy!