Sautéed Swiss Chard

Sautéed Swiss Chard
Staff Writer
Sauteed Swiss Chard

Jane Bruce

This is literally the easiest thing you can make with Swiss chard. Grab some olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, and a little Parmesan.

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2
Servings
210
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Pound  Swiss chard
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1  Teaspoon  lemon zest
  • 1  Teaspoon  grated Parmesan (optional)

Directions

Cut the chard into 2-inch sections, separating stems from leaves.

In a sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir quickly (do not let it burn) for about 15 seconds. Drop in the stems and toss for 30 seconds. Add in a little water and cover for another 20-30 seconds.

Add the leaves and toss. Sauté until wilted, adding a touch more water if necessary.

Drain and remove Swiss chard. Toss in lemon zest and Parmesan, if using.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
11µg
12%
Calcium, Ca
103mg
10%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Phosphorus, P
18mg
3%
Sodium, Na
308mg
21%
Water
4g
0%

Swiss Chard Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Swiss Chard Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.