Quick Tasty Red Swiss Chard with Asparagus

Quick Tasty Red Swiss Chard with Asparagus

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 3


  • 1 bunch swiss chard washed and leaves sliced from stems
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 small red onion chopped coarsely
  • pine nuts sprinkled
  • 1/4 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp. marsala wine
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic chopped fine


  • Remove leaves from stems and slice leaves coarsely. Place sliced leaves in bowl of water to soak while preparing other ingredients. Chop red stems in approximately 1/4 inch pieces.
  • Chop red onion coarsely. (It will reduce when cooking.) Cut asparagus in approximately 1" pieces but retain most of the flower portion.
  • Heat olive oil in saute pan (medium heat). Add chopped chard stems, onions and asparagus. Saute for about 3 minutes. Add chopped garlic, pine nuts and Marsala wine. Saute for additional minute or until asparagus is tender but al dente. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Remove leaves from bowl (do not drain). Add to saute pan and cover. Cook for 3 minutes. (do not remove cover while steaming)
  • Uncover saute pan and stir for one more minute. (Do not cook all the juice/moisture away.
  • Can be served as a side dish or eaten as a main meal. I served it with quinoa and leftover sauteed pork. Enjoy.
Keyword Asparagus, Garlic, Onion, Swiss Chard