Greek-Style Swiss Chard

Here’s another simple and delicious vegetable to add to your rotation and one of my favorites! (+ my son too!!) Swiss chard is native to the Mediterranean region and both ancient Greeks and Romans honored this vegetable for its medicinal properties having important decongestant benefits, laxative effects and even helping to neutralize acids!

Swiss Chard is packed with flavonoids – carotenes, as well as crucial immune boosting vitamins such as vitamins C, E, and K, dietary fiber and chlorophyll which is a powerhouse detoxing compound!

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

10 Minutes


10 Minutes


  • 2 lemons
  • 1 bundle of organic chard (can be rainbow, red)
  • 3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse sea salt to taste (or kelp salt)
  • Oregano to taste
  • Dash of black pepper (optional)


Tips: choose organic for more nutrition due to mineral rich soil and to limit chemical exposure on your food).

  • Bring water to a boil and then place the chard into the water, boiling the chard for up to 8 – 10 minutes.
  • Once finished, drain your chard using a strainer.
  • Plate your chard and add 2 tbsp drizzle of olive oil (or a bit more or less if desired)
  • Squeeze the juice of one lemon per serving
  • Add sea salt, oregano to your liking
  • Add dash of black pepper (optional)