Wilted Swiss Chard with Fresh Basil


This makes a lively and colorful vegetable side dish. Recipe courtesy of Karen Zack, a private plot holder at the garden.

  • 2Servings


  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 6 to 7 large Swiss chard leaves, rinsed and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil plus whole leaves for garnish, optional


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, chard and basil, and cook just until the chard begins to wilt, for about 5 minutes. Add salt, pepper and lemon juice. Garnish with basil, if using, and serve warm.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 150
  • Carbohydrate Content: 6 g
  • Fat Content: 14 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 310 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g