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Swiss Chard with bacon and garlic
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Sauteed Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard sauteed with golden raisins, garlic, pecans, olive oil.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: swiss chard


  • 1 bunch Swiss Chard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon syrupy balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/8 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Pecorino or Parmesan freshly grated


  • Trim the tips of the swiss chard. Discard.
  • Rinse, dry, and chop swiss chard. Cut the stems into a small dice. Cut the leaves larger, as they will reduce in size.
  • If raisins are dry, soak in cold water for a few minutes to plump them.
  • Heat frying pan prior to adding oil.
  • Add oil and turn to medium heat.
  • Add garlic cloves and sautè until golden. Remove and discard. Do not over brown.
  • Add chard leaves and stem to pan and sautè until softened.
  • Drizzle balsamic and toss.
  • Add raisins and most of the pecans. (save some for sprinkling top before serving).
  • Add Parmesan or Pecorino and toss.
  • Season with red chili flakes to taste, and add salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle remaining pecans before serving.