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Swiss Chard Simple Sautè Recipe

This healthy and tasty side dish is simple to prepare and a great addition to any meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Plant-Based, Quick and Easy
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 124kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds Swiss chard rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 chili seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Separate the stems of the swiss chard from the leaves. Chop the stems to 2-inch pieces then place them in a bowl. Cut the leaves to strips and place them in another bowl.
  • Over medium heat, in a saucepan with extra virgin olive oil, sautè the chili and garlic until golden.
  • Add the stems of the swiss chard and cook until tender, about 8 minutes.
  • Add the leaves and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Season with the balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  • Cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Serve warm.


Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 140mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4