Sautéed Swiss Chard With Garlic

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Lavender Lynn

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

Top Review by BakinBaby

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.

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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