Lemon-Garlic Swiss Chard Recipe

Swiss chard is loaded with phytonutrients including at least 13 different polyphenol antioxidants.  Because of the nutritional benefits, Swiss chard is considered one of the world’s healthiest vegetables.  One cup has 715%  of recommended daily value of vitamin K and 214% of vitamin A and only 35 calories!

Another attribute of Swiss chard is its ability to blend to so many different flavors, much like kale.  It can accept sweet or savory elements.  This recipe from, Cooking Light Magazine, is light and fresh.  Pair with fish, chicken or pasta.  

Lemon-Garlic Swiss Chard


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

12 cups Swiss chard, chopped (about 10 ounces)

2 tablespoon water

1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

4 teaspoons shaved fresh parmesan cheese

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add oil to pan; swirl to coat.  Add garlic; saute’ 2 minutes or until garlic begins to brown.  Add Swiss chard and 2 tablespoons water to pan; cook 3 minutes or until chard wilts.  Stir in lemon juice and pepper.  Sprinkle with cheese.

Serves 4 (serving size about ½ cup)

Calories- 61

Fat- 4g

Sodium- 256mg

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5 Responses to "Lemon-Garlic Swiss Chard Recipe"

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  1. christina

    December 9, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Is the fat content really 41 grams?! How is that possible? This recipe sounds amazing!

    • Paula

      January 19, 2014 at 6:03 am

      No. Thanks for catching that! It’s 4.1g because of the Olive oil.Swiss chard on its own would have a mini small amount. It’s a healthy superfood!

  2. debbie

    January 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    i just cooked swiss chard for the 1st time, it looked soo pretty @ the produce junction here !!! Boy what have i been missing all these years !!!! will try next time with the lemon & cheese, it is very good and i just sauteed it in butter, oil & garlic, S& P!!!!

    • Paula

      January 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      It’s good to try new vegetables! Have ever tried beets or parsnips? Look for root vegetable recipes here on the site.

  3. Salma Ghaly

    February 19, 2014 at 3:39 am

    Amazing recipe , Thanks Paula

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