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Sweet and Sour Swiss Chard
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5 from 1 vote

Sweet and Sour Swiss Chard

Are you trying to eat something green and healthy at least once a day? This sweet and sour Swiss chard with turkey bacon is a great change of pace!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic recipe, easy side dish recipes, swiss chard
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie


  • 3 slices turkey bacon (cut crosswise into matchsticks)
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 shallot (cut in half and thinly sliced)
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard (stems removed and thinly sliced, leaves chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Cook the turkey bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • Add the olive oil to the skillet, then add the garlic, shallot, and chard stems. Cook until the shallot and chard stems soften, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the cider vinegar with the sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the chard leaves and toss until the greens have wilted, about 5 minutes.
  • Season with pepper and serve with bacon sprinkled on top.


This recipe is for 4 servings.
Feel free to substitute kale, watercress, dandelion greens, or any other leafy greens in this recipe.
Leftovers can be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Store bacon separately so it doesn't become soggy.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 435mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 8850IU | Vitamin C: 60.2mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2.9mg | Net carbs: 6g