Lemon-garlic rainbow chard

    25 min

    I love to cook fresh green leafy vegetables, such as chard, with garlic and lemon for a quick and easy side dish.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 3 bunches rainbow chard, trimmed and rinsed
    • 6 tablespoons olive oil
    • 6 cloves garlic, sliced, or to taste
    • 1 pinch crushed chilli flakes
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

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

    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 pan or pot over medium heat. Stir in the sliced garlic, chilli flakes and chard stems; cook for 3 minutes until the flavour of the garlic mellows and the stems begin to soften. Stir in the sliced chard leaves; cover and cook for 5 minutes over medium-low heat. Stir and continue cooking until the chard is tender. Toss with lemon juice to serve.

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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!  -  18 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I tried & cooked chard for the first time & it was delicious. I'll make it again, maybe adding pine nuts.  -  22 Nov 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  03 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)