Garlic and Lemon Wilted Chard

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So, I have to admit that this “recipe” doesn’t feel very recipe-ish to me. Wilting swiss chard seems like cheating to me or too easy, but recently I shared my undying love for chard as my breakfast green of champions on Instagram and I learned that many of you are feeling intimidated by this green. I got lots of comments that were either, “I’m afraid this will taste bad” or “I’m afraid to prepare chard.” Well, first of all, it tastes awesome! And second of all, it could seriously not be easier to make it. This honestly takes about 10 minutes. Here we go!

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Garlic & Lemon Wilted Chard
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Serves: 4
  • 2 bunches swiss chard, washed, tough stem ends removed, chopped into strips
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic gloves, grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt, to taste
  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-low heat (I use a pot because it's easier to get all the chard in there before it wilts).
  2. Add garlic, cook and stir just until fragrant.
  3. Add chard and lemon juice, stir to coat chard with garlic and lemon juice.
  4. Cover pot, and steam until wilted, about 4-6 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, uncover, sprinkle with salt and serve warm.


About Angie Alt

Angie Alt is a co-founder here at Autoimmune Wellness. She helps others take charge of their health the same way she took charge of her own after suffering with celiac disease, endometriosis, and lichen sclerosis; one nutritious step at a time. Her special focus is on mixing “data with soul” by looking at the honest heart of the autoimmune journey (which sometimes includes curse words). She is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Nutritional Therapy Consultant through The Nutritional Therapy Association and author of The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook: Eating for All Phases of the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol and The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook. You can also find her on Instagram.


  • jessie says

    Yummm, I love “garlic gloves”! Maybe they’d help keep my hands fresh when handling fresh garlic. But seriously, I love your recipes (typos and all); thank you so much for all you share!!!

  • Katie Weston says

    I made this using kale and it was beautiful!

  • Julia says

    Loved the recipe though I made it with spinach, I have been hating leafy greens in this cold weather but this recipe is delicious , thank you!

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