Swiss Chard Steamed with Tomatoes, Garlic and Olive Oil

Swiss Chard is a wonderful leafy green vegetable with long white stems that are filled with vitamins and antioxidants, and it tastes sweeter than spinach!  It is truly the one vegetable that many shoppers overlook because they are not sure,  nor know how to clean or cook it. 
Here we steamed Swiss chard with fresh tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and crushed red pepper.  So easy to make, relatively inexpensive and very nutritious!

Swiss chard can be either steamed or sautéed. The leafy greens cook very quickly while the long white stems need a little more time.  If you have never tried this vegetable, we highly recommend that you do.  Aside from the vast amount of nutrition that you'll be getting from this vegetable, you'll also be saving lots of time since it only takes minutes to make.

Try adding Swiss chard to soups and stews.   You can serve it alone as a first course,  or as a side dish with any seafood or roast.  We think you will be amazed at how delicious this vegetable really is! 

Swiss Chard Steamed with Tomatoes, Olive Oil and Garlic
  • 2 bunches of Swiss Chard - washed and chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 ripe tomatoes- chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp. salt

Chop and wash Swiss Chard,  submerging in a large pot of water. Scatter some salt over the vegetable,  while washing the salt will help remove any remaining soil.  Repeat the washing twice. Drain in a colander.  Quickly rinse the pot to re-use.

Place the Swiss Chard back into the same large pot.  Add the rest of the ingredients and cover with a lid.

Simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes or until the white stems are tender.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Remove and transfer to a serving bowl.  Serve warm.

Serves 4


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  1. Swiss chard is by far my favorite leafy green! I love this simple delicious preparation!

  2. what a wonderful way to start off the new year - so healthy and delicious
    mary x

  3. oh this looks so delicious. I love me some green especially with these flavors@! WOW

  4. Anonymous10:58:00 AM

    This looks amazing and I am one of those who passes up buying this vegetable for the same reason.But I REALLY have to try it now!

  5. Mmm I love swiss chard and am always looking for new ways to make it! Yum!

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