Savory Swiss Chard

  • 1 bunch of Swiss chard, stems chopped into 1 inch pieces and leaves sliced into 1/2 inch ribbons
  • 1 tablespoon garlic flavored extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 slices of bacon, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1.2 cup chicken stock


Heat the tablespoon of garlic flavored olive oil in a 12 inch frying pan over medium heat. Add the red pepper flakes and bacon. Cook the bacon until crispy. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the red onion and stem pieces from the Swiss chard. Saute until tender, about 5 minutes.

Add the Swiss chard leaves and the chicken stock. Stir to distribute the ingredients. Cover the pan and cook for 5-10 minutes, until the Swiss chard is wilted and tender. Remove the cover. Stir and add the cooked bacon. Grate a little bit of nutmeg into the pan, toss and serve.