Recipe: Swiss Chard Sauteed with Thyme and Pine Nuts

Swiss Chard Saute Recipe

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Try delicious swiss chard sautéed with nuts and herbs in this OutSmart Cancer Recipe!

Swiss chard leaves contain at least 13 different polyphenol antioxidants including kaempferol, the cardioprotective flavonoid that’s also found in broccoli, kale, strawberries, and other foods.

This Mediterranean native also contains high levels of nitrates that lower blood pressure, reduce the amount of oxygen needed during exercise, and enhance athletic performance.

Grill a lot this summer? Swiss chard contains chlorophyll, which has shown to be effective at blocking the cancer-causing heterocyclic amines generated when grilling foods at a high temperature.

The beauty and nutritious power of swiss chard is matched in flavor when combined with thyme and pine nuts in this delicious recipe!

Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Sugar Free
Serves 4


¼ cup pine nuts (variation: use walnuts or sliced almonds)
½ teaspoon fresh or ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil or walnut oil
6 cups swiss chard coarsely chopped, thick stalks removed
Pinch sea salt
Pinch fresh ground pepper


1. Lightly toast pine nuts in a cast iron pan over a medium heat stirring constantly until golden brown.

2. In a sauté pan heat the oil to a medium heat.

3. Add thyme leaves, swiss chard, salt, and pepper to sauté pan.

4. Sauté until leaves are tender and still bright green. Promptly remove from heat.

6. Toss sautéed swiss chard with pine nuts and serve.

Eat up to good health!