sauteed-rainbow-swiss-chardThis is a recipe that from Chef Carolyn Akens that is in the spring detox recipe book.  This recipe is easy, quick, light, healthy and quite tasty.

Swiss Chard Health Benefits

  • Aids in blood sugar regulation
  • Promotes bone, eye and brain health
  • Good for the hair (rich in biotin)
  • Promotes healthy blood (high in iron)
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Helps prevent cancer
  • Anti-oxidants

Rainbow Swiss Chard with Sesame Seeds Recipe

(Makes 3-4 Servings)


1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 onion, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped

2 to 3 garlic cloves, chopped

Himalayan Pink or Celtic sea salt to taste

Black pepper to taste, freshly ground

1 tablespoon black sesame seeds


Saute the Swiss chard.  Add coconut oil to a saute pan over medium high heat.  When oil is hot, add onion and sweet pepper.  Saute for 2 to 3 minutes until brown.  Add the chopped Swiss chard and saute for another 2 minutes until it is wilted.  Add minced garlic, sea salt, and black pepper.  Saute for another 1 to 2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant.  Remove the sauteed Swiss chard from the pan on to a plate

Serve the Swiss chard.  Top the Swiss Chard with black sesame seeds and serve.

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