With a few simple ingredients, you can make this Simple Steamed Swiss Chard as tasty as it is beautiful. Garlic, onions, broth, olive oil, salt and pepper can quickly transform these greens into the perfect summer side dish. Plus, we have a special version using the addition of fried bacon right before serving.
Remove stems from chard. Roughly chop leaves, and dice stems. Keep stems separate from the leaves.
Heat the olive oil in large skillet over high heat. Add diced chard stems and onions, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds longer.
Add the chard leaves and vegetable broth to the skillet, and continue to cook until the leaves are soft and tender for about 5 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper. Add diced fried bacon on top, if desired.