I scored some super affordable Swiss chard from the farmers’ market last weekend. This type of purchase is typically a luxury for me, but my eye was reeled in by its rainbow-colored leaf blades. They were gorgeous.
In this recipe, I wanted to cook them up without any additional ingredients and a long list of steps, so I decided I’d saute them, oil-free with my favorite seasonings.
I used some garlic salt, which I just grabbed from my pantry.
Swiss chard can be used in a salad or in a soup. If you can’t get over the bitterness from them, cook them down – the bitterness will fade and will leave you with a subtle, delicate flavor similar to spinach.
In a 100-gram serving, Swiss chard provides 19 calories and a rich source of vitamins A, K, and C. So eat them up – they’re good for you!
- Swiss chard
- Some water
- Garlic salt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
- Rinse and wash the Swiss chard prior to cooking.
- Loosely chop the chard and its stems.
- In a medium-high heat pan, throw the chard along with the stems.
- Add your garlic salt and about 1 tablespoons of water.
- Cook and cover for about 4-5 minutes.
- Serve. Squeeze some lemon juice for a boost of flavor.