Lemon-Garlic Swiss Chard

lemon garlic chard in a bowl

Serves: 4

Fruits and Vegetables: ½ cup per serving


1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 large bunch swiss chard

2 tablespoons water

1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper



  1. Wash swiss chard and trim ribs from leaves. Chop the ribs and leaves separately.
  2. Heat oil in a large pan, stir in garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes or until garlic begins to brown.
  3. Add swiss chard ribs and water; cook 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add swiss chard leaves, lemon juice, and black pepper. Cook 5 more minutes or until leaves are wilted. Add extra water if dry.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: ½ cup; Calories: 50; Carbohydrates: 5 g; Fiber: 2 g; Fat: 3.5 g; Saturated fat: 0 g; Sodium: 190 mg

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