Vegan Side Dish – Sautéed Red Chard

Sometimes, it’s hard to eat your veggies when you simply don’t have time to prepare them. While I have been at fault for buying ready-made veggie sides (and really, there’s nothing wrong with that because you’re still getting your vegetables), I really prefer to use fresh whenever I can.

We were introduced to red chard many years ago when our then-next door neighbor had leftovers of a food delivery service and all of this red chard. We never heard of red chard up until then. We were curious and since I was still relatively new at cooking, I had no idea what to do with it.

I personally love this red chard recipe, but there’s always a new way to cook anything! And sometimes, you don’t have everything on hand and you just want something quick and easy.

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How beautiful are those babies? I just love how vibrant the colors are. Always eat your colors! The more colors, the better!

Red chard is a part of the beet family, which is why it looks so similar to beets. But it’s not just a pretty face; it also has a chalkful of healthy stuff that will make your tum-tum very happy.

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I chopped off the yucky parts of the stem but I always eat the red chard with the stems included. I like that it gives the chard an extra crunch.

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I only added olive oil, sesame oil (I wanted a bit of a nuttier flavor), salt and pepper. Sautéed it for about 10 minutes and serve!

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Not the most beautiful part of my dish but it doesn’t matter because it was freaking fabulous!

How do you like your red chard?

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