Spicy Greens Recipe

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Sometimes the most basic dishes are the most special. Red pepper flakes, garlic and lemon juice simply season Swiss chard for a quick-and-easy side from our home economists.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Recommended: 22 Pickled Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds Swiss chard, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 45 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute chard in oil for 3-5 minutes or just until wilted.
  2. Stir in the garlic, lemon juice, pepper flakes and salt; cover and cook 2-3 minutes longer or until tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Greens in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p118

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anitamm User ID: 7158753 190648
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"I added bacon and diced onion then replaced the lemon juice with apple cider vinegar. Very good!!"

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