Creamy Chard


Makes a side, or add an additional protein like shrimp, scallops, chicken or salmon to make a light meal.

Recipe makes 2 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Rating: 4.5
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1 bunch(es) chard
1/3 can(s) coconut milk, full fat (403 mL), (preferably Native Forest - it has no BPA's in the can liner)
1 tablespoon(s) coconut oil
1/2 medium lemon(s), juiced
1/4 teaspoon(s) sea salt, (optional) to taste


  1. Melt coconut oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, rinse and roughly chop chard (stalk included for more fiber).
  3. Place the chard in the pan with coconut oil and cover. Cook for about 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add coconut milk, lemon and sea salt (if desired). Stir in completely.
  5. Cook for a few more minutes and serve hot.
  6. Add an optional protein if desired.
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  1. Kristin

    This was delicious. The lemon juice and coconut milk added a really nice flavor. I would definitely recommend using the stems too since it gave it a nice crunch. Even my husband who does not like greens, loved it. So easy too!

  2. Jnnsum

    Anyone ever tired this with a different type of green rather than swiss chard? Its just too bitter for my taste.


    I made this with zucchini rather than the chard since my grocery store didn’t have chard. Very tasty!


    Made it with spinach! Delicious!

  5. Karen

    Is the coconut milk in this recipe full fat or does it matter?

    • Neely

      Karen – Yes, full fat canned coconut milk.

  6. allison

    this may be a dumb question, but is is 1/3 of a 403mL can of coconut milk or 403mL of coconut milk?

  7. Shawn

    1/3 of a 403ml can

  8. Faith

    We made this tonight and it was awesome! It was great to find a new way to cook swiss chard!!! Thank you!!!

  9. Michelle J

    I don’t like coconut. Is there something that can be substituted for the coconut milk?

    • Molly

      Michelle J – You can substitute 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk with similar results.

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