Swiss chard in the field

One of Dan’s all-time favorite sides is a simple sauté of Swiss chard with garlic and salt. I brightened his version with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. You could also try adding chopped fresh herbs or a different fat to change the flavor. So many possible variations for this nutrient-packed green!

Scroll down for the printable recipe. Enjoy!

simple sauteed Swiss chard

Simple Sautéed Swiss Chard
Serves 2
Quick and easy Swiss chard sauté for the perfect side dish or snack.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  2. 6-8 leaves of Swiss chard, ribs and stems removed and chopped, leaves torn or chopped (about 6 cups leaves/ribs/stems)
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced (use hardneck garlic if available)
  4. 1 Tbsp freshly lemon juice
  5. Finishing salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. Preheat large, well-seasoned cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Once heated, add olive oil and let the oil heat until shimmery.
  3. Cook garlic 1 minute or until fragrant and golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add chopped Swiss chard. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until wilted, tossing often.
  5. Add lemon juice cook for 30 seconds.
  6. Remove from heat. Add finishing salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  7. Serve immediately.
  1. Add chopped fresh herbs, or try a different fat (like butter or bacon fat) to change the flavor of this simple dish. The variations are endless!
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