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Swiss Chard with Shallots





  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 bunches Red or White Swiss chard, rinsed well (I prefer the red, it is sweeter)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar (I prefer the balsamic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Cut off and discard chard stems and any tough center ribs. Thinly slice leaves. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shallot and pepper flakes and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 2 minutes.
  • Add chard, vinegar and salt and continue cooking, tossing often, until wilted and softened, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  • Or, to cook in the microwave, place shallot, oil and pepper flakes in a very large microwavable bowl. Microwave on high until shallot is soft, about 1 minute. Add chard, vinegar and salt and toss. Microwave on high, stopping to stir every minute or so, until chard is wilted and soft, about 6 minutes. Pour off any excess liquid before serving.

Nutritional Info per Serving (about 7oz/197g-wt.):

  1. 90 calories (60 from fat)
  2. 7g total fat
  3. 2.5g saturated fat
  4. 10mg cholesterol
  5. 680mg sodium
  6. 7g total carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 2g sugar)
  7. 3g protein

Swiss chard with shallots is absolutely delicious and healthy at the same time! Try the red chard, buy it fresh and cook it the same day.

(Source and Photo Credits: Whole Foods Market : Swiss Chard with Shallots)