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Steamed Swiss Chard
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

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. 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 69 kcal
Author: Barbara
Ingredients
  • 2 bunches Swiss Chard
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Remove stems from chard. Roughly chop leaves, and dice stems. Keep stems separate from the leaves.

  2. 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.

    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. 
  3. 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.

    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. 
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Add diced fried bacon on top, if desired.

    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. 
Recipe Notes
  • Swap dry white wine, dry sherry, or chicken broth for vegetable broth if desired in this sauteed Swiss chard recipe.
  • Green onions or regular white or yellow onions can be used in this rainbow chard recipe.
  • Add the garlic after sauteing the onions and chard stems. This prevents the garlic from burning and producing yucky off-flavors. 
  • For an extra delicious option, serve this as Swiss Chard and Bacon---just add fried bacon bits or chunks over top.
  • Try our other favorite rainbow chard recipe: Swiss Chard with White Beans.
Nutrition Facts
Steamed Swiss Chard
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 370mg16%
Potassium 398mg11%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 6199IU124%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.