American College of Nutrition Certified Nutrition Specialist | Author | Professor of Nutrition


Delicious Swiss Chard in 10 Minutes

Your family will be begging for more of this Swiss Chard

a picture of sauteed swiss chardYou can make this addictively delicious Swiss Chard side dish in 10 minutes, start to finish. Swiss chard cooks up quickly and has none of that bitterness that makes some greens a tough sell. And the color is so gorgeous on your plate, like a pile of emeralds.


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Okay, here’s the scoop on making Swiss Chard absolutely delicious. First, start with this:

Fresh Swiss chard leaves

No need to dry off the leaves after washing, just shake out some of the water. One good-sized bunch will feed two adults.

Swiss Chard leaf with the stem removed

Cut out the stems, and slice them into litle half-moons. Throw them into a saute pan with 1-2 tsp. of olive oil, and cook over medium high heat to get them tender.

While they are cooking, coarsely chop the green leaves and mince 1-2 garlic cloves. Add the garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes to the stems in the pan and cook for a minute or so.

Add the damp leaves to the pan, toss and then cover the pan for 3-4 minutes to jump-start the cooking. Uncover the pan when the leaves are wilted and bright green, and keep cooking for another few minutes until the liquid has evaporated.
Cooked Swiss chard in a bowl
Squeeze a little lemon over the greens, or a little balsamic vinegar, or eat them just like this. You can mix them into rice, polenta, pasta or potatoes. You can make them a bed for grilled salmon or chicken. You can add them to a frittata or put them on top of a pizza.

This is the type of cooking you will learn in How to Control Your Blood Sugar Naturally. Delicious, healthy and easy dishes that will make you and your family very happy.



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