Quick Tasty Red Swiss Chard w/Asparagus

Don Teifke


Quick, healthy greens that taste great.

★★★★★ 4 votes
2 to 4
10 Min
5 Min
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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
A great mix of veggies! This was a quick and easy side dish to prepare. Would go great with steak or grilled chicken. Yummy!


1 bunch
red swiss chard washed and leaves sliced from stems
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
small red onion chopped coarsely
pine nuts (sprinkled)
1/4 bunch
fresh asparagus
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp
marsala wine
2 clove
fresh garlic chopped fine

How to Make Quick Tasty Red Swiss Chard w/Asparagus


  • 1Remove leaves from stems and slice leaves coarsely. Place sliced leaves in bowl of water to soak while preparing other ingredients. Chop red stems in approximately 1/4 inch pieces.
  • 2Chop red onion coarsely. (It will reduce when cooking.) Cut asparagus in approximately 1" pieces but retain most of the flower portion.
  • 3Heat olive oil in saute pan (medium heat). Add chopped chard stems, onions and asparagus. Saute for about 3 minutes. Add chopped garlic, pine nuts and Marsala wine. Saute for additional minute or until asparagus is tender but al dente. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 4Remove leaves from bowl (do not drain). Add to saute pan and cover. Cook for 3 minutes. (do not remove cover while steaming)
  • 5Uncover saute pan and stir for one more minute. (Do not cook all the juice/moisture away.
  • 6Can be served as a side dish or eaten as a main meal. I served it with quinoa and leftover sauteed pork. Enjoy.

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About Quick Tasty Red Swiss Chard w/Asparagus

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy