Garlicky Chard

A great way to get those health-promoting greens into your diet! This is our favorite chard recipe.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 large bunch Swiss chard, large ribs removed and chopped, leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Add the oil to a large sauté pan with the chopped stems, cook over medium heat for 4 minutes.
  2. Lower heat to medium low and add garlic and red pepper flakes, cooking until the garlic turns golden and fragrant.
  3. Add the chopped Swiss chard leaves, stir well with the garlic mixture and continue to sauté until the leaves are wilted, about 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the wine vinegar and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.

Variation: Top with a sprinkling of vegan mozzarella (or goat cheese) and chopped roasted walnuts or a sprinkling of vegan parm (or regular parmesan) and pine nuts.