Bacon and Onion Swiss Chard

Swiss chard is readily available June through October. Look for crisp-stalked bunches with firm bright leaves.


4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 11 Minutes
Cook: 17 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 55
Fat 2.4 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Protein 3.5 g
Carbohydrate 5.7 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Iron 2.1 mg
Sodium 415 mg
Caloriesfromfat 37 %
Fiber 2.1 g
Calcium 57 mg


3/4 pound trimmed Swiss chard
3 bacon slices, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Thinly slice chard; coarsely chop leaves. Toss together; set aside.

Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add garlic and onion; cook 2 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.

Add 1/2 of chard and all of broth to pan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or until chard wilts. Repeat procedure with remaining chard.

Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until chard is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in vinegar, salt, and pepper. Cook until thoroughly heated.

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

January 2004
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