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Swiss Chard with Onions & Garlic

I like to make this Swiss chard a main dish by serving it with pasta, but it’s also a tasty side dish all on its own. My boys love it and ask for it often. —Rebekah Chappel, Portales, New Mexico
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 bunches Swiss chard, coarsely chopped (about 16 cups)
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Add vinegar, stirring to loosen any browned bits from pot. Add remaining ingredients; cook 4-6 minutes or until chard is tender, stirring occasionally.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 159 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 381mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.

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  • Ellen
    Jan 20, 2021

    Very strong vinegar flavor, but good if you like Balsamic.

  • GoldieBell48
    Oct 30, 2019

    Easy to size this for 1, quick and tasty. Love rainbow chard in this recipe

  • Mike
    Jul 19, 2019

    Delicious as written. I added some crumbled Feta cheese

  • kimb0
    Apr 4, 2019

    Nancy--it appears the photo used rainbow chard, which comes in those pretty colors!

  • Nancy
    Mar 13, 2018

    Confused by photo, which doesn't agree with ingredients listed. Photo appears to show mini red and yellow peppers in the dish. Wondering what other ingredients might be in that dish that aren't as obvious?

  • robbiejackson
    Jan 15, 2017

    Wow, so good! I had Cabernet balsamic vinegar on hand so I used that. Cut in half for hubby and me. Quick, easy and yummy!

  • Beverly
    Aug 3, 2016

    This is an excellent side dish and very bulky and delicious.

  • olsoy
    Mar 6, 2015

    This was so delicious and fresh-tasting! LOVED the walnuts in it!!!

  • siden
    Feb 28, 2015

    Really tasty and beautiful. We omitted the walnuts due to an allergy, but it was so good even without them. The whole family enjoyed it, and I found it quick and easy to make on a busy weeknight. Will definitely make again.