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Swiss Chard With Harissa

Servings: 2
Author: Shelly


  • 1 bunch Swiss chard or kale or both (if using kale, remove the spines)
  • 1 - 2 tablespoon harissa
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Salt

In case you don’t have any harissa

  • Combine all the ingredients below in a small bowl or jar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon hot paprika or ground cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Salt


  • Soak the Swiss chard in cold water for a few minutes to remove sand and drain. Stack the leaves in a pile and cut them into 1" inch wide. Put them in a large skillet or wok with 2-3 tablespoons water and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until all the liquid is evaporated.
  • Add the harissa or dressing to the skillet and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring continuously until the leaves are coated in harissa or dressing. Add lemon juice, remove from heat, and serve as is or over toast.