Swiss Chard Saute with Parmesan

Swiss Chard Saute with Parmesan


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About this recipe: Swiss chard is sauteed in butter with garlic and red onion, then seasoned with lemon juice and Parmesan cheese. It makes a delicious side dish to any meal.


Serves: 4 

  • 30g butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems and centre ribs cut out and chopped together, leaves coarsely chopped separately
  • 125ml dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Melt butter and olive oil together in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Stir in the garlic and onion and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the chard stems and the white wine. Simmer until the stems begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chard leaves and cook until wilted. Finally, stir in lemon juice and Parmesan cheese; season to taste with salt if needed.


If you can't find Swiss chard, use spinach instead.

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First rate recipe. I stuck to exact amounts but doubled the quantities for the chard, red onion and garlic. It made an excellent accompaniment to Navarin of Lamb, served with mashed potato. Cooking times took a couple of minutes longer to sautée the onion but a quick and easy dish I will certainly make again. - 27 May 2016

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