Roasted Swiss Chard Stems

Swiss chard stems
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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings

When you cook up Swiss chard leaves, make delicious use of the stems by roasting them! (If you have a bunch or two of chard and aren't sure how to proceed, check out How to Stem Swiss Chard.)

What You'll Need

  • Stems from 1 to 2 bunches of chard
  • About 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Fresh lemon juice (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Rinse chard stems, pat dry, and trim off any brown bits.
  2. Use about half the oil to coat the bottom of a gratin dish or other baking dish that will hold the stems in more or less a single layer. Lay stems in the dish, drizzle with remaining oil and sprinkle with salt. Cover dish with foil.
  3. Put in the oven and bake 10 minutes, remove the foil and bake until chard stems are tender and starting to brown, about 20 more minutes. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature with a spritz of lemon juice, if you like.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 32
    Total Fat 3 g
    Saturated Fat 0 g
    Unsaturated Fat 2 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 100 mg
    Carbohydrates 0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 0 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)