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Lemon-Garlic Rainbow Chard


"I love greens, garlic, and lemon! This blends all three for an awesome-tasting side dish."
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25 m servings 220 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 220 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 20.7 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.3g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 364 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Separate the stems of the chard from the leaves. Cut the leaves into thin strips and set aside. Thinly slice the stems.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or pot over medium heat. Stir in the sliced garlic, red pepper flakes, and chard stems, and cook for 3 minutes until the flavor of the garlic mellows and the stems begin to soften. Stir in the shredded chard leaves, cover, and cook 5 minutes over medium-low heat. Stir, recover, and continue cooking until the chard is tender. Toss with lemon juice to serve.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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  1. 76 Ratings

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First attempt cooking chard and it was really yummy! Only gave it four stars as I didn't have red pepper flakes so can't say I followed the recipe to a "t". Great as is though!

Most helpful critical review

It was fun to watch the Rainbow Swiss Chard grow - this recipe had such great ratings, I was excited to try it with our home-grown Chard. It was gross. Maybe I added too much Rainbow Swiss Chard...

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First attempt cooking chard and it was really yummy! Only gave it four stars as I didn't have red pepper flakes so can't say I followed the recipe to a "t". Great as is though!

I tried & cooked chard for the first time & it was delicious. I'll make it again, maybe adding pine nuts.

My family (husband and 7 yr old son) loved this. I added zest from half the lemon the last minute of sauteeing the stems. We like our food lemony.

I should have taken a photo. Using rainbow chard, this dish was not only tasty, it was pretty, too! I added half a yellow onion-- finely diced-- and a small shallot (it was an allium extravaga...

Swiss chard, especially prepared this way, is something I grew up eating. I enjoy it so much I even grow it myself. For those unfamiliar with it you must try it, and the submitter has written t...

This was my first time making chard, and what a success, thanks to this recipe! Even my hubby, the hater of all things green, went back for seconds and kept saying how good it was. I only had re...

Delicious and simple! We also leave the red pepper flakes out and cook the chard in 1/4 cup of chicken stock, drizzling the oil and lemon on afterward. We add salt too!

Added some Bok Choy into the mix and it turned our fantastic!

I received a bunch of rainbow chard in my weekly produce delivery and I was nervous to try it out. I'm glad I found this recipe. I didn't have crushed red pepper on hand but I followed the rest ...