Swiss Chard Recipe

I don’t trust myself to write today.  I’m on my strongest pain meds.  (I don’t take the super-duper ones very often.)

I’m REALLY unable to think!  (Dizzy, spinny, foggy …!!!)

So …

Instead, I’m going to share a yummy recipe I made last night.  (Can you say copy/paste …?)

I know, I know – I rarely share recipes.

This one is SO easy to make, and it’s delicious.

My son (who isn’t in love with green leafy veggies) asked for a second helping.

I’m going to list the recipe, as I originally found it on All Recipes.

In parentheses, I’ll let you know changes I made as I cooked it.

It’s an easy recipe to make changes/substitutions to if you have food preferences, etc.

It would be nice served with anything Italian.

I served it with a roasted whole chicken, cooked with a light orange basil sauce.

Of course, I didn’t think to take a photo.

I hope I’ll be back to (my version of) normal tomorrow!

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Parmesan Cheese


2 Tablespoons butter  (I was out of butter … so I skipped this.)

2 Tablespoons olive oil  (I didn’t measure, but I probably used a little more since I didn’t use any butter.)

1 Tablespoon minced garlic

1/2 small red onion, diced  (I didn’t have a red onion in the house, so I minced a little regular onion.)

1 bunch Swiss Chard, stems and center ribs cut out and chopped together, leaves coarsely chopped separately

1/2 cup dry white wine

1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste  (I didn’t measure – I just squeezed some lemon in.)

2 Tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Salt, to taste  (I forgot to add salt, and I didn’t miss it.)


Melt butter and olive oil together in a large skillet 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.  Stir in lemon juice and Parmesan cheese; season to taste with salt if needed.


P.S.  I can’t let a day go by without sharing a photo.  I came across this pretty flower while on a walk yesterday:

Photo:  Orange flower


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