Sautéed Swiss Chard (Seskoula)

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Sautéed Swiss Chard (Seskoula)

Sautéed Swiss Chard (Seskoula)

Greeks eat a lot of greens including dandelions, spinach, and swiss chard, or in Greek Seskoula. Some chefs even put swiss chard in their spinach pies. It’s versatile and delicious green and super keto-friendly.
prep time
10 min
cooking time
15 min
total time
25 min


  • Sautee Pan


  • 1 large bunch of fresh Swiss chard (about 6-7 large leaves, any color)

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 clove garlic, sliced

  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


Wash the Swiss chard leaves. Since we are going to sauté the leaves, I suggest you cut away the stalks from the leaves. Cut the stalks into 1-inch pieces and set them aside. Similarly, cut the leaves into 1-inch strips. Separate the two as you will sauté the stalks first.
Heat the olive oil in a pan on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté until the garlic is fragrant about 30 to 40 seconds.
Add the stalks to the pan lower the heat to low, cover and continue to cook for 6-7 minutes.
Now, add the leaves and the lemon juice and mix everything well to ensure the leaves get coated with the lemon, olive oil, and garlic. Cover and cook for another 6-7 minutes.
Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper and serve immediately.
Enjoy! Bon Appetit! Kali Orexi!


Variation: Instead of using olive oil, try using ghee. Also, caramelize some red onions in ghee and mix with the sauteed swiss chard. Try to use onions sparingly since they can add additional carbs to your macronutrients.

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