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A white plate with sauteed rainbow chard and a wood serving spoon and fork in the background.


A tasty, healthy, colorful side dish that will put the fun into dinner. Only 7 ingredients and 20 minutes to make.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword cooked chard, easy side dish, rainbow chard, sauteed chard, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 39 kcal
Author Linda Meyer


  • 1 bunch of rainbow chard more if your serving more than 4 people
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper optional, see note
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash,well and pat dry.Cut the ends of the stems off.

  2. Chop into bite sized pieces.

  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet and add the leaves with the thickest part of the stems. Cook for approximately 4 minutes and then add the spices and the chard leaves with the thinnest part of the stems, cook until just wilted, approximately 5 minutes. Squeeze the lemon over the chard and add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes


If you don't like spicy food, omit the cayenne pepper. If you like spicy food, add more if desired. 

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1025IU21%
Vitamin C 10.7mg13%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.