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Simple Sautéed (Rainbow) Chard

A simple side dish that celebrates the leafy green that is Swiss Chard. Simple, healthy, gluten-free and clean eating, this side pairs well with any protein or main of your choice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 102kcal
Author: Kitrusy


Optional for topping:

  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese or any hard salty cheese (optional)
  • ¼ cup cashews or pine nuts (optional)
  • wedges of lime or lemon


  • Rinse each leaf under cold running water to remove any dirt and pat them dry.
  • Slice the stems from the leaves and chop both sections up.
  • To a pan set on medium heat, add the oil and grated garlic and fry until just fragrant.
  • Add the stems and quick fry for 1 minute before adding in the chopped leaves and sauteing for 3-4 minutes until all the leaves have wilted.
  • Season your greens with salt (and pepper) to taste.
  • Optional: Allow your greens to cool a bit and top with nuts and cheese. Serve with wedges of lime or lemon (this pairs especially well is serving alongside seafood)
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze it for up to 9 months.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg