Swiss chard & caramelized onion recipe

February 23, 2013

Red Swiss chard has been appearing in our organic box with great regularity. My ex-husband used to make a delicious chard dish with Marsala wine. But he must have forgotten the exact recipe, because when he gave it to me a few years ago, well, my results weren’t anything like the dish I remembered.

So I started looking for a great Swiss chard recipe. And found this absolutely delicious Swiss chard and caramelized onion dish.

Swiss Chard & Caramelized Onion

1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 tsp brown sugar (I use less)
1 bunch Swiss chard, washed, chopped
1/2 tsp salt (I leave this out)
freshly ground black pepper
olive oil

I precook chard in a steamer.  Caramelize chopped onions in olive oil at medium high heat until just a bit brown.

Add brown sugar and chard– and cook chard down further to taste. I like it completely cooked, very tender, but you may like it a little chewier.

I’m telling you, it’s delicious! Of course, any recipe with caramelized onion and brown sugar has to taste great.

So if you’re looking for a good Swiss chard recipe, look no further. It’s this one.


7 comments on “Swiss chard & caramelized onion recipe
  1. Mmm! I will definitely try this!

  2. I haven’t worked with Swiss Chard much…will definitely have to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

    Susan Dusterhoft
    Today’s Working Woman

  3. I lived in Switzerland for 3 1.5 years. This was a blast from the past.

  4. Ellen Dolgen says:

    Very healthy! Swiss chard is a good source of vitamins C, E and minerals.

  5. Maryl says:

    I’ve moved into the odd leafy green section of my organic produce market and been experimenting with kale a lot. I’ll have to give Swiss chard a try. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Haralee says:

    The Swiss Chard is so good for you and I don’t make it often enough, this sounds good, so worth a try!

  7. Beth says:

    Love simple, healthy, delicious recipes so thanks!

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