Paleo, Primal, and Gluten-Free Recipes

Sautéed Swiss Chard with Peppers and Onions

Sautéed Swiss Chard with Peppers and Onions

I have been enjoying combining different veggies together in my meal preps lately. In a recent post, I gave you a recipe featuring my favorite veggie combination for stir-fry. Here’s a new combination I came up with in my most recent meal prep.

In my last CSA box, I received a bunch of Swiss chard. I have never been a fan of Swiss chard. It comes across as bitter to me. I didn’t want it to go to waste so I got creative and added sweet onions and peppers to contrast the bitterness, and garlic and fresh basil for lots of flavor. This bunch of chard wasn’t that bitter, so I’m guessing the freshness of it or the age of the leaves has something to do with the bitterness.

I served this with turkey meatballs (you can find them here in my Instagram feed), topped with marinara sauce. 

Also, I wanted to talk about cooking with garlic. In my stir-fry post, I added the garlic at the beginning of the recipe. In this recipe, I added it towards the end. The reason for this difference is, when you add fresh garlic closer to the end of cooking, you get a hit of sharp garlic flavor. The longer you cook garlic, the more mellow and sweeter it will be. Just changing when you add an ingredient to a recipe makes a big difference in the finished product!

This recipe is great for the Whole 30 or 21 Day Sugar Detox!

Sautéed Swiss Chard with Peppers and Onions
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391 calories
54 g
0 g
18 g
18 g
4 g
599 g
1765 g
16 g
0 g
13 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391
Calories from Fat 154
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1765mg
Total Carbohydrates 54g
Dietary Fiber 24g
Sugars 16g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1 medium onion, any color, sliced
  3. 1 bell pepper, any color, sliced
  4. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 bunch Swiss chard, leaves and stems separated, stems sliced and leaves torn
  6. 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  7. 2 tsp fish sauce
  8. 1/2 cup loosely-packed basil leaves
  9. Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. 1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. 2. Add onions, peppers, and chard stems and cook until softened, about 8 minutes.
  3. 3. Stir in garlic and cook about 30 seconds. Season with coconut aminos and fish sauce.
  4. 4. Stir in chard leaves and cook until wilted. Add basil and allow to wilt lightly before seasoning to taste with salt and pepper and serving
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