Simple Swiss Chard Recipe


I do not think this recipe warrants a post.  My visiting family told me otherwise.

Would you consider trying a new vegetable you haven’t tried before this week?


Swiss Chard (sometimes we combine it with kale and/or beet greens)
Olive oil, a very good, strong, robust, peppery, extra virgin olive oil is best
Garlic powder
Onion powder

Wash and dry as best you can the Swiss chard.
 Use your hands to pull the leaves off of the thick stemmy middle.
Place greens in a bowl.
Use kitchen shears to cut the greens into small, bite sized bits.
Toss the greens with olive oil, enough to make them glisten but not soak.
Sprinkle liberally with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
Mix well with your hands, rubbing the oil and spices into the leaves.
Serve.  (We usually serve as a bedding for a main course.)

Family gustar report:
My 4 year old makes this dish all by herself and loves to eat it.  Picky daughter takes the mandatory bites, and the rest of us like them.  So gustar rating is 5/5 (five people in our family) for the dish.


I encourage you to eat well, decrease the crutches that prevent you and your family from attaining health.  Really consider making purchases of foods that don’t require labels.  Or labels that have only 1-2 ingredients.  You may be surprised at the headaches, tummy aches, stuffy noses, and emotional outbursts that you leave at the wayside.  Food is (thankfully) a choice for most of us.  Make your choices good ones your body will appreciate. ˜Terri

12 thoughts on “Simple Swiss Chard Recipe

    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Yes. Honest. She makes it. We grew chard in the garden, she picks/cuts it with me, puts it in the sink and washes it, lays it on the towel to dry. I then “destem” it, bowl it, and she cuts it with shears, oils it, and seasons it. Once, she poured WAY too much olive oil. My best kind, too. My husband then taught her how to measure 1/4 cup! Homeschooling rocks for us!

  1. Rose

    I love that your 4 year old loves this. I would be in absolute HEAVEN if my 3 year old would even put it in his mouth!!

    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      I love it, too! However, she doesn’t like broccoli or cauliflower! I’ll take what I can get! Thanks for reading and commenting! Does your son like vegetables? It did help that we grew the chard in our garden and that was “her” job to cut it and bring it in.

      1. Rose

        The only vegetable he eats at the moment is broccoli, lol! Like you, I’ll take what I can get – I’m just trying to weather the fussy phase and hope it doesn’t last toooo long.

      2. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

        If I had to pick one vegetable, I think broccoli would be the one! Calcium, antioxidants, sulfur compounds! It’s a good one!!!! That fussy stage is horrible. Sometimes I think they’d say they don’t like chocolate just to be fussy in this stage!

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