Garlic Bread with Chard


Rich in vitamins, minerals and protein, Swiss chard brings life to this savory ciabatta. Aromatic garlic and rich butter infuse the chard with incredible flavor, balancing the greens' natural bitterness. When buying Swiss chard, look for tender leaves and crisp stalks. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Garlic Bread with Chard
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
16 to 20 slices


  • 6 - 8 cup coarsely chopped Swiss chard or spinach (about 6 to 8 ounces)

  • 2 - 3 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 1 pound loaves ciabatta bread

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 4 - 6 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl toss chard with olive oil.

  2. Cut each loaf in 8 to 10 slices, cutting to bottom but not through loaf. In a small bowl combine butter and garlic, lightly spread on bread slices. Spoon in chard mixture, mounding slightly. Wrap each loaf in foil. Place on large baking sheet.

  3. Warm 20 minutes or until heated through. Unwrap and remound any chard that falls out as it is served. Makes 16 to 20 slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
8g Fat
27g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 15.4mg 77%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 56mg 1%
Folate, total 4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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