Balsamic Swiss Chard

Side Dishes.
Swiss chard is one of my favourite leafy green vegetables - it's a side I serve often. On the nutrition front, it's a superstar, packed with beta-carotene, lutein, bone-building vitamin K, magnesium and potassium.

Balsamic Swiss Chard


Quantity Ingredients
1 tsp / 5 ml olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
6 cups / 1.5 L Swiss chard, washed and trimmed
1 tbsp / 15 ml balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp / 1 ml coarse sea salt
Amount freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; sauté for 1 minute. Add Swiss chard; cover and steam for 4 to 5 minutes, until chard begins to wilt.

Remove from heat, sprinkle with vinegar.  Season with salt and pepper.

Serves 4.

Per serving: 23 calories, 1 g protein, 1 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 266 mg sodium

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Per serving
Calories 23
Cholesterol 0
Carbohydrates 3
Fiber 1
Protein 1
Fat 1
Saturated Fat 0
Trans Fat 0
Sodium 266

Source: Leslie Beck's Healthy Kitchen