• Amy Lucas

Pesto Carrot Swiss Chard

Updated: Aug 13

Swiss Chard is a delicious vegetable packed full of nutrition. It belongs in the same family as beets and spinach and is a great thing to grown in the home garden because of its ability to grow in poor soil and has a low need for water and light.


One cup cooked provides about 700% or more of Vitamin K and over 200% of your daily needs for Vitamin A.


Most people need to add more vegetable in their diet and this is a great way to do that by adding more than 3 servings of vegetables in one dish that will be sure to leave you feeling satisfied! This savory and salty with complex flavor is found with the addition of some of the condiments hiding in the fridge door like capers and pesto. Use dairy free pesto to make this vegan friendly!

Serves 2 (extra large portions)

  • 1 bunch Swiss Chard

  • 1 Carrot

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

  • 1 tablespoon Capers

  • 1 tablespoon Pesto

  1. Wash and slice chard into small pieces. Keep stems separate from leaves.

  2. Wash and dice carrots into small pieces.

  3. Heat a saute pan and add oil. Cook chard stems and carrots for 5-6 minutes until they begin to get tender.

  4. Add chard leaves and stir to cook.

  5. Add in capers and pesto and mix to combine. Use a little bit of caper juice to moisten pan (about 1 tbsp).

  6. Heat until thoroughly warmed and serve.

Calories: 151kcal, Carbs: 11g, Protein: 4.65g, Total Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 1.65g, Sodium: 365mg, Fiber: 4.46g, Vegetables: 3.14 servings

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