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Sautéed Rainbow Chard

This Sautéed Rainbow Chard is a fantastically delicious – and colorful – low carb and keto side dish recipe!

Sautéed Rainbow Chard - a delicious and colorful low carb and keto side dish recipe

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Rainbow chard isn't actually a name of a specific vegetable, it's a mixture of colored varieties of swiss chard. Although the red variety looks rather like rhubarb, it's actually part of the beet family, and can be prepared in a similar way to kale or bok choy.

Sautéed Rainbow Chard - a delicious and colorful low carb and keto side dish recipe

A serving of three cups of raw swiss chard contains just 1.8g net carbs. It's a good source of vitamins A, C, K, plus magnesium, manganese, iron, and potassium.

In this recipe, I've kept the vegetable very simple: I sautéed it in butter with a little added garlic, and finished with a tiny splash of balsamic vinegar. I should note that I don't use balsamic vinegar very often, as it's the only vinegar that isn't zero carb. One teaspoon contains 0.9g of carbohydrates – and 0.8g of that is sugar. It might not sound like much but it certainly can add up if you use it too liberally. If you prefer, however, you can just omit the balsamic. 

Update! Check out my new recipe for zero carb balsamic vinegar! It's perfect for this recipe!

How to Make Sautéed Rainbow Chard

To prepare the rainbow chard, trim the stalks and chop them. 

Sautéed Rainbow Chard - a delicious and colorful low carb and keto side dish recipe

Melt some butter in a large skillet and add the chard stalks and some garlic paste. Meanwhile, slice the leaves down the center (where the stalk is), then cut them horizontally into slices. 

When the stalks start to soften, add the leaves. Such a colorful pan!

Sautéed Rainbow Chard - a delicious and colorful low carb and keto side dish recipe

Continue to cook until the leaves have wilted, then add a splash of balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper. 

This sautéed rainbow chard works perfectly with grilled meat or fish. It certainly brightens up any meal!

Sautéed Rainbow Chard - a delicious and colorful low carb and keto side dish recipe

Sautéed Rainbow Chard

Sautéed Rainbow Chard

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

This Sautéed Rainbow Chard is a fantastically delicious low carb and keto side dish recipe!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. To prepare the rainbow chard, trim the stalks and chop them.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet and add the chard stalks and garlic paste.
  3. Meanwhile, slice the leaves down the center (where the stalk is), then cut them horizontally into slices. When the stalks start to soften, add the leaves to the pan.
  4. Continue to cook until the leaves have wilted, then add a splash of balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

Notes

2g net carbs (a quarter of the whole side dish recipe)

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 68Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 15mgSodium 217mgCarbohydrates 3gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 1g

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