Paleo Plan

Chard and Cashew Sauté


Makes a great side for two adults.

Approximate cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 1 bunch swiss chard
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 Tbs coconut or olive oil, or bacon drippings
  • sea salt (optional)
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Wash chard and remove tough stems.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and add oil when hot.
  • Meanwhile, chop chard into thin strips.
  • Add chard to the hot skillet, along with cashews.
  • Sauté, tossing occasionally, until the leaves just begin to wilt.
  • Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve warm.


  1. mommydanna

    I added a little salt, pepper and butter. Never thought I could get excited about Swiss Chard, but this was great!

  2. oh, I’m really glad I signed up for this plan! I never would have tried cooking with chard had I not. I added a little shallot and bacon (from b-fast this morning) at the beginning. Perfect side dish for pork-chops.

  3. Am I missing something? I thought cashews weren’t paleo because they are a legume.

    • @Chris – You might be thinking of peanuts – they’re legumes. But cashews are definitely not.

  4. First time I had chard. It was good! Not as bitter as kale or maybe even spinach. I love cashews but I am not sure I was crazy about them mixed/cooked together. Not horrible though. And now I know I love chard!

  5. John Patrick C

    I believe Robb Wolf has said that Cashews should be avoided. They are related to poison ivy somehow and contain a toxin.

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