Sweet and Spicy Swiss Chard Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet and Spicy Swiss Chard Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Sweet and Spicy Swiss Chard

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"This super-fast recipe is the exact opposite of the traditional chard and vinegar that I grew up on and grew tired of. Mildly sweet with a gingery bite."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the chopped chard stems, onion, and ginger in the hot oil until they begin to soften; season with salt and pepper. Add the chopped chard leaves to the skillet; reduce heat to low. Continue cooking until the leaves have wilted, about 2 minutes more. Drizzle the maple syrup over the mixture; stir to coat evenly. Remove from heat and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 22, 2010

Mmmmm! I love this recipe! While the chard was wilting, I added chick peas (garbanzo beans) to the skillet, and served the whole thing over a sort of quinoa "pilaf". Also, using red chard gives the chick peas a lovely, slightly pinkish colour. Altogether, this makes for a complete, easy, and delicious meal. Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 17, 2010

This recipe was interesting. The flavor that maple syrup adds is...a little off for me. I love dark leafy greens cooked almost any way, but there are better recipes than this for chard.

Jun 03, 2012

Love this recipe with 2 personal modifications: chopped fresh garlic to the onion/ginger/stems... and instead of maple syrup, I drizzle Agave Nectar!

Oct 26, 2009

Really good. Added a bit of lemon to it and used honey instead of maple. Same effect, delicious dish.

Aug 31, 2009

Edited review - the recipe has now been corrected, and it's now accurate.

Apr 21, 2011

This was absolutely wonderful! I used Organic Blue Agave Nectar instead of the Maple syrup (which I was out of) and added chick peas along with the onions and stalks, then served it over brown rice. The taste of fresh ginger with the chard was a nice surprise. What a treat!

Mar 03, 2011

What a gem of an idea. The ginger takes boring old swiss chard to a new level. I think the next time I make this I will add a clove of garlic too. Thanks WyndWoman, this is a keeper.

May 08, 2012

The maple syrup on this was amazing! I did not have fresh ginger so I used a little powder, probably not the same, but it turned out perfect anyway! Thanks for a great recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 219 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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