Simple Sautéed Swiss Chard

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Sautéed Swiss chard – if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to incorporate more greens into your diet, this Swiss chard recipe is the perfect solution. Swiss chard, with its vibrant colors and earthy flavor, is a nutrient-dense leafy green that’s packed with vitamins and minerals. This recipe is a simple and delicious way to prepare Swiss chard, making it the perfect side dish for any meal.

The recipe features fresh Swiss chard from the farmer’s market, which is the key to unlocking its full potential. The bright and slightly bitter flavor of the Swiss chard is balanced perfectly with a garlicky, lemony sauce that’s both light and flavorful. This savory combination of flavors makes for a nutrient-dense and tasty dish that’s sure to please.

Sautéed Swiss chard is also incredibly versatile, making it a great addition to a variety of dishes. Its texture is somewhere between that of spinach and kale, meaning it’s tender enough to sauté quickly but still has a bit of bite to it. Simply sautéing it in a large skillet with some olive oil for a few minutes is all it takes to make this delicious side dish.

So, whether you’re looking for a quick and easy side dish or just want to add more greens to your diet, give this simple Swiss chard recipe a try. Your taste buds (and your body) will thank you for it!

Try this Sautéed Swiss Chard with Grilled Tri Tip Steak, St. Louis-Style Steak or Savory Grilled T-Bones.


Sautéed Swiss Chard

Sauteed Swiss Chard

Sautéed Swiss Chard – This garlicky, lemony Swiss chard recipe is light, bright, and perfect for a quick side dish.

  • Author: Chris Fischer
  • Prep Time: :10
  • Cook Time: :07
  • Total Time: :17
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 large bunches Swiss chard, ribs and stems removed and reserved, leaves torn into 2” pieces (about 12 cups)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add red pepper flakes and half of Swiss chard, season with salt and pepper, and cook, tossing often, until wilted, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add lemon juice and remaining chard and cook, tossing, just until all chard is wilted, about 1 minute; season with salt and pepper.
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