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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 104.9
  • Total Fat: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 776.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.5 g
  • Protein: 6.8 g

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Sauteed Garlic & Greens

Submitted by: KINKYBOOTSNO1
Sauteed Garlic & Greens

Introduction

Swiss chard is a heart-healthy leafy green that everyone should include in their diet. This recipe is an excellent source of calcium, so you'll build bone with every bite. Swiss chard is a heart-healthy leafy green that everyone should include in their diet. This recipe is an excellent source of calcium, so you'll build bone with every bite.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    6 cloves garlic, sliced
    2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    16 c (packed) stemmed and roughly chopped Swiss chard (about 5 large bunches)
    1/2 tsp red-pepper flakes
    1/2 tsp kosher salt

Directions

1. Heat garlic and oil in large skillet over medium-low heat until garlic begins to turn golden, about 3 minutes. Transfer mixture to small bowl and set aside.

2. Place greens, red-pepper flakes, and salt into the skillet. Using tongs, turn greens until wilted enough to fit in pan. Raise heat to medium and cover. Cook 7 to 10 minutes, tossing.

3. Transfer greens to a colander to drain. Return greens to pan and toss with reserved garlic and oil mixture.

Refrigerate leftover greens in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KINKYBOOTSNO1.






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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I have also made this with spinach or add vinegar which is good as well. My mom has made this for us since we were little. - 4/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make this all the time with various greens. You can add fresh mushrooms and top with parmesan cheese too! - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Healthy - and I have all the ingredients but the greens. Here's a reason to shop. - 6/20/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! - 5/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this twice already, once with spinach and once with kale. I can't wait to try swiss chard. I need to watch the sodium in my diet so I skipped the salt and still thought the recipe was extremely flavourful. Thanks for this! - 5/1/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was great. I used spinach and added mushrooms. I ate it for lunch - 4/21/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for using lots of garlic. it makes up for the lack of salt porkin tradtional greens recipes. I like to use roasted garlic as its really mellow and my 2 year old will eat it. - 4/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    We loved it. My 11 yr old daughter, who loves galic liked it. My husband put pepper, butter & more red pepper on. The rest of us eat it as it was prepared. When making, I used double the galic. - 4/14/08

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I grew up eating this and absolutely love it. Swiss chard is very easy to grow in a backyard garden. Spinach is a good alternative as well. I use lots of garlic and red pepper and often use it to make a sandwich with crusty bread for a great lunch or dinner. - 4/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I make this at least 3-5 times a week using different greens -- collards, kale, rapini, red chard -- all tasty and healty. - 4/11/08

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I make something similar with kale but I usually caramalize some onions then add the garlic then just throw all the kale on top (too lazy to cook it separately first). Also throw on some liquid smoke and lemon juice. soooooo delicious and feels like eating pure healthiness. - 4/11/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this to go with yam fries--it was very good, but next time I'll use more galic and pepper, as it was a little mild for my tastes. Still quite good though...swiss chard rocks! - 4/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Love it with cottage cheese over a baked sweet potato. - 4/25/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent without the salt. Swiss chard is a very high-sodium vegetable to begin with, and doesn't need added salt. - 3/18/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I, too, have made this for years, with every green you can think of.....always a hit!!! Garlic is a wonderful seasoning!!!! - 3/18/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, will give it a try!!! - 9/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    love this side order!!! one of my favorites!!!!!!!! - 8/16/09

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was surprised by how it tasted. It was good. - 4/29/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was the best I made it with boneless chicken and a cucumber salad The best. - 4/14/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent side dish! I made this with hake fillets. Very tasty. Will make again. - 4/11/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    OH YEAH! This is like a dish at my favorite ethiopian restaurant. SO GOOD! - 4/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I do make this and add muchrooms with a little olive oil .
    great tasting and looks good too. - 4/11/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was good, I did add more garlic and red pepper. I also used red chard b/c that is all there was in the organics section. - 9/1/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I have been making this recipe for years, I add tomatoes to mine - 8/28/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used Kale, and after I washed the greens, while they still had the water on them, I microwaved them for 3 minutes, fit in the skillet better and no need for the final 7 to 10 minutes of cooking. I could live on this stuff. - 8/27/07

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Just wanted to point out, in Australia, Swiss Chard is also known as Silverbeet. Perhaps that is the UK name as well? Recipe looks scrumptious! I'm going to try it. - 8/22/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Cut back on the oil, by more than half, and add a generous squeeze of lemon or lime at serving. Boosts the calcium absorbtion and allows the body to absorb the natural iron in the Chard... and it tastes devine! - 8/21/07

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yes, spinach would work or even a combination of the two, but spinach would require slightly less cooking time. - 8/21/07

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm excited to try this! I just got some fresh red chard from the local farmer's market and I've never had it before. This will be a great recipe to try! - 8/10/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds good - 4/11/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! I will try it this weekend! - 4/11/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I liked this alot - 4/11/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    it sounds really good. I have never tried swiss chard but i love veggies .I will give this a try. - 4/11/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great, can't wait to try it. - 4/11/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds Great!!! - 4/11/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds good. I'm going to try it. - 4/11/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yumm, now I have an idea for lunch. Thanks! - 4/11/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds amazing! I´m going to make it a favorite! - 4/11/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds good - 4/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Made this with spinach! Thanks for a super recipe! - 4/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added a dusting of feta cheese. It is great! - 4/11/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasty! - 4/11/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I I will give this a try, sounds good ! - 4/11/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I am anxious to give this a try. Sounds fabulous. - 4/11/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make this with Spinach and less oil but am going to try the swiss chard tonight - 2/20/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love garlic, I will try it today - 1/19/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is great plain or with just about any kind of cheese!
    - 10/11/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great, I have long been looking for a neat way to include swiss chard into my diet, I had it once and loved it but for some reason never had it again. Now this will change! - 9/2/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    have made this for years--you can add as little or as much garlic as you want...really good! - 8/24/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've made this for years, but add sauteed onions to my recipe. Delicious! - 8/22/07

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    tried this the way listed, but enjoyed the spinach version more. a bit more mild with the spinach. - 8/21/07

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Haven't made it yet. Sounds good. I'll try it. - 8/21/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I would like to make this as it sounds really good. I like greens very much. However, cannot find swiss chard--would spinach work just as well? - 8/21/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds great, can't wait to try it... - 8/21/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love greens! I put a little more red pepper flakes in mine. - 8/21/07

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have made this recipe for years, but have sauteed onion with the garlic. Have never tried red pepper flakes. I'm sur this will be delicious too. This recipe works with beet greens and kale too. - 8/21/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really loved this recipe, will make again - 8/21/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Exceptional!!! - 8/21/07

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  • I will definately try this recipe,it sounds tasty,i have been looking for some new ideas on how to cook dark green leafy vegetables as they contain lutein which is good to keep your eyes healthy. - 8/17/11

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  • Great way to cook all kinds of greens. Very good! - 2/20/11

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  • I have made this recipe using spinach and it is absolutely delicious. I bought Swiss Chard just last week out of curiousity and I will probably cook it this way tonight. Thanks for the recipes! - 2/1/11

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  • Honestly, I didn't think this recipe was anything special (sorry !) I made it with collard greens, so perhaps that is why. I don't think I would make it again. - 12/1/10

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  • I make this recipe all the time. I add lemon juice, red wine vinegar, a little sesame oil and fresh Parmesan cheese for a richer, Asian-twist. Freaking delicious. - 11/11/10

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  • Just made for dinner to go along w/ some pesto pasta. Absolutely delicious and we added mushrooms. Can't wait to make again and again! - 11/9/10

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  • I cooked Swiss chard this way for breakfast today as a healthy side dish to accompany poached eggs. Yum! What a wonderful way to start our day! Thank you for the recipe. - 7/19/10

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  • NICE - 6/12/10

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  • I've never had swiss chard...What's the taste/texture like? Spinach, turnip greens, kale??? - 3/25/10

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  • This recipe can also be done with Organic black Kale...Ummmmm - 3/20/10

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  • Yum, thanks. - 3/19/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to make this this weekend. - 3/19/10

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  • My mother use to make this for us in the 1940's. Just swetted onions, not much garlic grown in New Zealand then, and added the sesonal leafy greens. Cooked slowly it will caramelise on it's own, no need for oil. Over the years I have cooked leafy greens this way and most children & adults love them. - 3/19/10

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  • I love spinach and swiss chard but kale? Never thought of that -sounds great and will try! Love all the other tips-yam fries-wow-sounds really good. - 3/18/10

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  • Yum! I made it with Sesame Oil instead of olive oil and added onions, scratched the salt. Delish! - 3/18/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will give this a try with the spinch as I am not a lover of swiss chard. Sounds really good. - 3/18/10

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  • I've made this recipe often with a splash of lemon - 3/18/10

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  • love it - 3/18/10

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  • I found that this is one of my favorite veggie dishes. I have been making a recipie like this for years now but I like yours just as much. - 3/18/10

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  • Delish and lots of nutrition. I love hearing the suggestions under the comments! - 3/18/10

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  • sounds pretty good, liked the fact that someone else tried with kale which I just got some of as a new-to-us green to try, so will be doing this one - 3/18/10

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  • delicious - 3/18/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i will try this, sounds very tasty and will let u no - 3/18/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Definitely want to give this a try. I'm always looking for something different for greens - this should hit the spot. - 1/24/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I too enjoy swiss chard with oil and garlic. The only different thing I do is to add damp swiss chard to the oil and garlic, yes it spatters at first, but then irs fine. - 4/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is in so many ethnic cuisines. I love it. I don't know why Kheal1 thinks so 1/2 tsp. salt is not heart healthy or can't be reduced. - 4/11/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I agree that the numbers are off. Look at the sodium. Sounds wonderful but that is almost 2/3rds of my daily sodium intake so am afraid to try it. - 4/11/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    candy is right. Spiniach is good. I have also used cabbage. - 4/11/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    looks like your nutritional info is off? 2 c raw Sw Chard is about 3g carb with 1g protein and 0g fat....but cooked Sw chard is 14g carb. Since your measurement starts off with raw chard, that's what should be used in calculating nutritional info? Or am I missing something? - 4/11/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    way to much sodium for heart healthy - 4/11/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made this before just as an experiment as i live both greens and garlic. I added soy sauce which was nice. Keen to try it again but probably with less oil. - 4/11/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    that one hot salad - 4/11/08

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  • Bad
    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    coumadin? - 8/22/07

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