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This was a nice way to prepare Swiss chard, which I had plenty of from the garden. I made this exactly as posted, finding the chard cooks very quickly. And when it cooks down, there is not a whole lot! I wasn't sure what to do with the cooked bacon, so I sprinkled it on top. The end result remind me of a spinach salad with hot bacon dressing (sweet and tangy). Thanks for sharing this recipe. Made for ZWT7 by a Hot Pink Lady.

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JackieOhNo! June 05, 2011

ohhhh!! So yummy!!! I loved all the flavors here! Great way to use swiss chard, I can't wait to do this again when I get chard from the garden. OK, I will say that I used a couple extra pieces of bacon :)!! Made for ZWT-7 for the Count and his Hot Bites!

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Kim127 May 31, 2011

This was great!

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tara_richmond June 08, 2010

Delicious! I wasn't sure if I was supposed to put the bacon back in at the end or not, so I did. Why waste perfectly good bacon, right? Didn't have any red onion or feta, so I subbed yellow onion and goat cheese. Left out the sugar. Other than that, made it as written and really enjoyed the chard. It was more filling that I would have guessed and made a great light dinner.

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Wistaria January 31, 2010

*Made for Australia/NZ Swap # 31* Loved it - Loved it - Loved it !! We have a pretty healthy chard patch, which we share with the neighbor's burro, at night -- and I usually steam it with lemon pepper and salt, and serve with lemon juice, butter, and sometimes -feta. I had some cubed panchetta in place of the bacon, but used all remaining ingredients. It was truly delightful, and I will be preparing this many times. Thanks for posting, Paula !!

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NurseJaney August 05, 2009

Good recipe. I omitted the bacon because I didn't have any on hand. I will definitely make this again.

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Jen Potter May 01, 2009

Wonderful! My variation: I added some sea scallops at the same time I tossed in the chard -- they both need to steam about 3 minutes, so it was perfect. And because of the scallops and my husband's tastes, I substituted lemon juice for the vinegar. I'm sure either would work perfectly. Yum!

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BHP December 09, 2008

One word delicious; that lovely sweet and tangy taste. I was out of cider vinegar so used balsamic, used some of the stem chopped, didn't add cheese, and served with veal scaloppini (lemon, white wine, capers recipe), noodles & sauted chantrelles (worcheste sire, olive oil, red wine a nice sangiovese served with dinner)--the whole dinner took less than 20 min. Thank you by far the best chard recipe I have tried. Has anyone tried with garlic or fruit or pine nuts or other variations?

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glennandcarol2 October 25, 2008

Outstanding swiss chard recipe! I have lots of chard growing in my veggie garden so was looking for some different ways to prepare it. I made it just the way the recipe specifies, and it is by far my favorite. My family loved it too.

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Robin's nest July 22, 2008

I have tried several recipes for swiss chard. Most were okay but didn't wow me. I,rather skeptically< decided to try this one. Didn't have bacon so I used veg. oil and butter. Didn't use the onion(I forgot). Did not use the cheese. I have to say that this is THE BEST recipe for chard that I have ever found!!!! I can imagine how good it will be when I have the bacon. Something about that little bit of sugar made this dish delicious!!!!!I ate the whole thing myself!(supposed to be 4 servings)I made a pig of myself!!!!Great recipe!!! What a great way to get in some extra nutrition.

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Z,G,L's mom July 21, 2008
Seared Chard