Simple Chard with Lemon

Cheerfully high in vitamins, minerals, fibre and general goodness - and very easy to grow at home in a pot or vegetable patch - chard is a a wonderful green (or red). The chard pictured here was grown locally (not by me... you can tell because this is a lovely large chard leaf, not mini-sized chard like mine at home which definitely isn't a crop large enough to constitute even a side dish portion of vegetables), and was very delicious thrown into a pan with some salt and pepper and a big squeeze of lemon.


  • Chard
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Carefully wash your Chard stalks…

Chop the stalks away from the leaves as they need different cooking times

If you like Garlic, crush or finely chop a clove.  If you don’t like Garlic, leave it out…

Put a frying pan on the heat and add a little drop of Olive Oil.  If you’re using Garlic, add it and give it 10 seconds or so before adding the Chard stalks…

Add a crunch of Salt and stir a lot as it cooks for a couple of minutes on a medium to hot heat

Add a big squeeze of Lemon after a minute or two and continue cooking for a minute, stirring

Add the Chard leaves and give them another squeeze of Lemon

Cook for a minute before removing the pan from the heat and serving the Chard with a big crunch of Black Pepper

This is the perfect side for a piece of Roasted Chicken or for some lovely grilled Fish

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