Spicy Lemon Chard

This is one of my favorite lunch recipes, this flavor mixture is addicting! I usually eat a whole bunch of chard for lunch using this recipe, sometimes with a side of whole wheat bread or rice. It’s quick and easy to make too, great for busy people! This is a unique spice blend that most people either love or hate… I LOVE IT and I hope you do too!

Spicy Lemon Chard

  • 1 -2 bunches of chard (leaves AND stems) ,washed and chopped – I use red, green or rainbow… ALL GOOD! I use 1 bunch but you may want to use 2 the first time, or half the spices (to make sure you like it first!)
  • Water/broth for sautéing
  • 1-3 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Water/broth sauté the garlic gently until golden. Add the chard, paprika, cumin, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
  2. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

I usually choose red chard but any will do

Use the stalks too for added fiber and crunch!

Wash and dry chard and tear leaves from stems – chop

Easy ingredients!

Saute garlic first… I use jarred garlic when I’m in a hurry

Add in stems for a minute or two, then add in chopped leaves

Add spices/lemon and saute for a few minutes

Serve cold’ish


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