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 Sautéed Swiss Chard
- 1 12" cast iron skillet
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 6-8 large leaves Swiss chard ribs and stems removed and chopped, leaves torn or chopped (about 6 cups leaves/ribs/stems)
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
- finishing salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated, add olive oil and heat until shimmery.
- Saute garlic 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant and golden brown, stirring occasionally.
- Add sauteed Swiss chard. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until wilted, tossing often.
- Add lemon juice and saute 30 seconds more.
- Remove from heat. Add finishing salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Serve immediately and enjoy!