Swiss Chard

Simply Sauteed Swiss Chard

Greenhouse Classroom Ingredients: 

  • Swiss Chard

Additional Ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Cut stalks off leaves, but do not dispose of them
  2. Saute garlic with red pepper flakes in large skillet over medium heat for ~30-45 seconds
  3. Add stalks to hot pan with garlic and flakes
  4. Lower the heat to low and cover – cook ~3 minutes
  5. Add leaves and cover – cook another ~3-4 minutes

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Nutrition facts:

  • Chard is part of the beet family, but unlike beets, chard’s roots are inedible. A single serving is merely 35 calories, yet contains more than 300% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin K.
  • In addition to vitamin K, swiss chard has lots of other vitamins including: vitamins A, C, magnesium, fiber, and potassium
CropVitamin KVitamin A (beta-carotene)Vitamin B9 (Folate)Vitamin CMagnesiumCalciumPhosphorousIronPotassium
Swiss chard

Location of origin:

  • Mediterranean

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