Cumin Coconut Chard

IMG_3858I love alliteration, hence my name of this post. Sometimes, I get really sick of steamed or wet-sauteed greens, so I decided to mix things up. The market I frequent always has fresh greens from a local organic farm, and my favorite lately has been Swiss chard. Cumin is smoky and aromatic and pairs really well with the toasted coconut flakes. Simple, easy, 5-minute side dish.


Prep time: 5 min     Cook time: 5 min    Makes: 2 servings


  • 1 bunch of Swiss chard, washed
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Pepper to taste
  • Coconut oil or fat of choice


  1. Slice the Swiss chard into ribbons (mine were about 1/2″ wide).
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add a spoonful of your fat of choice.
  3. Saute the chard and coconut flakes until the chard is slightly wilted but not soggy and the coconut flakes are a bit browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with cumin and pepper, to taste. I don’t add extra salt because the chard itself is a bit salty.
  5. Simple!

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