Sauteed Swiss Chard with Red Onions

Recipe by Dancer
READY IN: 48mins


  • 3
    lbs swiss chard, stems removed and reserved with leaves torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 10
    cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • 2
    medium red onions, peeled and chopped
  • salt and pepper


  • Cut out the tough, triangular inner core of each leaf of swiss chard and cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices.
  • Rinse the leaves and stems separately and reserve.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and cook until it turns golden brown; don't let the garlic get too brown or it will be bitter.
  • Remove the garlic and set aside.
  • Reserve the oil in the skillet.
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet and the onions.
  • Saute over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped stems from the swiss chard and continue to cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the stems are very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Add the swiss chard leaves, season with salt and pepper and cover.
  • Cook 10 minutes, stirring often; you may need to add 1/2 cup chicken stock or water to keep the leaves moist.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and top with the crispy garlic.