Sautéed Swiss Chard With Garlic

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A simple vegetable side dish enlivened with a chilli kick from Giancarlo Caldesi .

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Take the Swiss chard and separate the white stalks from the green leaves using a sharp knife. Chop both parts roughly into bite-size pieces, keeping the leaves separate from the stalks. Cook the stalks in plenty of boiling salted water for 5 minutes or until cooked through. Drain.
  2. 2. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over a moderate heat. Add the chilli and garlic, and season with black pepper.
  3. 3. Stir in the leaves, cover the pan and let them wilt for 5 minutes. Stir and cook uncovered for a further 5 minutes to reduce the juices in the pan.
  4. 4. Add the stalks and a little more olive oil if necessary. Taste and adjust seasoning and squeeze over a little lemon juice.
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5 5

Simple and delish. I used red chard and follwed directions to a tee, really liked the chili kick. I'm getting accustomed to chard and am loving all the great recipes here at ZWT.

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This was another nice simple way to prepare chard. I had some fresh-picked Swiss chard and rainbow chard, so I used a combination. I did not have a fresh chili, so I used 2 dried chilies. The lemon juice really gave the flavors a nice finish. Thanks for sharing this simple recipe. Made for ZWT7.