Cumin-Braised Swiss Chard


Chef Jenn Louis from Portland, Oregon, says she could eat braised greens, like this quick and healthy Swiss chard, every night. More Swiss Chard Recipes

Total Time:
40 mins


  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 4 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2 1/2 pounds Swiss chard—stems thinly sliced, leaves cut into 1-inch ribbons

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock

  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter

  • Salt


  1. In a deep skillet, heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic, cumin and red pepper. Cover and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the onion is softened, 5 minutes. Add the chard and cook, stirring, until the leaves are wilted. Add the stock, cover and cook over high heat, stirring, until the stems are tender, 6 minutes. Swirl in the butter, season with salt and serve.


One Serving 138 cal, 12 gm fat, 2.2 gm sat fat, 8 gm carb, 3 gm fiber, 3 gm protein.

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