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10 Delicious Recipes with Swiss Chard

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Swiss chard is a delicious, slightly bitter leafy green vegetable that we can't get enough of! It adds great flavor to so many recipes - like soups, salads, and side dishes.

We're sharing some of our favorite Swiss chard recipes that we think you'll love.

rainbow chard
Rainbow chard, a type of Swiss chard

Swiss chard is a nutrient-dense powerhouse and can be used in recipes in place of kale or spinach.

Sautéeing swiss chard is a wonderful way to enjoy it, but you can also use it in several other recipes. Check out some of our favorites.

Sauteed swiss chard in a white serving bowl with a spoon.

Sautéed Swiss Chard

This delicious sautéed swiss chard recipe is so easy to make and tastes great!

This tasty side dish is ready in minutes and uses both the stem and leaves of the chard.

white bean soup in a dutch oven with a ladle

Tuscan White Bean Soup

You're going to love this Tuscan white bean soup with swiss chard - it's veggie-heavy, hearty, and full of flavor.

A Swiss chard smoothie in a white cup.

Swiss Chard Smoothie

This delicious Swiss chard smoothie combines a vibrant leafy green with mango, banana, and coconut for a tropical, nutritious drink.

Sautéed Swiss Chard Recipe with Miso Butter.

Sautéed Swiss Chard Recipe with Miso Butter

This Sautéed Swiss Chard Recipe with Miso Butter – with chickpea miso and ghee – is a crazy good side dish.

Turkey spaghetti squash baked ziti with swiss chard.

Turkey Spaghetti Squash Baked Ziti with Chard

This spaghetti squash baked ziti is a healthier twist on the classic Italian dish yet still packed with that hearty, comforting, and cheesy taste you love.

Purple Kale Salad with Rainbow Chard

This Purple Kale Salad mixed with the umami flavors of the miso mayonnaise dressing will convert the haters. Not only does it taste good but the vibrant colors make for a stunning-looking salad!

Butternut squash swiss chard salad.

Sautéed Swiss Chard and Butternut Squash

A delicious vegan side dish of chard and butternut squash that's cozy and comforting.

Chickpea stew in a large dutch oven with a ladle.

Chickpea Stew Recipe

This delicious chickpea stew with chard is an incredibly hearty and flavorful vegetarian recipe.

White Bean Soup Recipe

This white bean soup with swiss chard recipe is easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes. It's a fresh, healthy meal that is full of flavor.

Yield: 4 servings

Swiss Chard Recipes

Sauteed swiss chard in a serving bowl with a spoon.

Try one of our favorite Swiss chard recipes - this easy sautéed Swiss chard side dish is so tasty!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 bunches of Swiss chard (or rainbow chard)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • optional - squeeze of fresh lemon juice


  1. Wash the swiss chard to remove any grit. Trim the end of the stems to remove any broken or wilted pieces. 
  2. Remove the leaves from the stems and roughly chop, dice the stems into ½ inch pieces. 
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. 
  4. Add the onion to the skillet and sauté for 4 minutes. Add the chard stems and sauté for 3 minutes. 
  5. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. 
  6. Add in the chard leaves and sauté just till wilted. 
  7. Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle on salt and pepper, along with optional lemon juice. Stir and serve immediately. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 315mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g

Is swiss chard good for you?

Swiss chard is incredibly good for you - it's nutritionally dense and a good source of several vitamins and minerals, as well as being low in calories (source). In general, dark leafy greens like swiss chard are some of the most nutritional foods available to us.

When is swiss chard in season?

Swiss chard is at its peak from July through November but can be found as early as March. Rainbow chard usually starts showing up in May.

How to choose the best swiss chard

The best chard will have dark green leaves, with no yellow or brown spots. The stems should be firm and unbruised.

How to know when swiss chard has gone bad?

If the chard leaves have brown or yellow spots, they are past their prime. If the stalks feel mushy, bruised, or sticky the chard has gone bad.

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