Swiss Chard Omelette

I have two vegetable raised beds in the balcony and the second one is finally ready to harvest 馃檪 This year I planted some swiss chard as it is not always easy to find them in the market.

I have to say I did not like chard when I was young… and know I am growing them in my own house…

Urban garden Swiss Chard

I decided to cook it in a super simple omelette recipe, with some onion and garlic. Next time I will make a different recipe with an almond sauce with is delicious, but let’s start with a simple one.

For those that are not a big fan of swiss chard, I think it is a really nice way to eat it as adding onion and garlic really changes the flavour of the chard. Also right now is the best time to buy them as they are in season. So if you want to eat this vegetable, next time you do your groceries get some swiss chard and try it, I think you will like it.

Swiss Chard Omelette

Recipe by Enara ParraCourse: MainCuisine: Difficulty: Easy


Prep time




  • 700 g swiss chard

  • 1 onion

  • 2 garlic clove

  • 5 fresh eggs

  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil

  • Salt and Pepper


  • Heat a medium-size pot with water and bring it to boil. In the meantime, wash swiss chard and slice the leaves and white stems (1-2 cm pieces). Add to boiling water and cook for 10 minutes.
  • While the chard is cooking, heat oil in a medium-size pan. Chop the onion and garlic. Add them to the pan and cook over medium heat for 10 mins. Add salt and pepper.
  • When the chard is ready, drain it in a colander in the sink and add then it to the pan. Toss with the onion and garlic for 2 minutes.
  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat them with a fork. Add chard-onion mixture into the eggs, mix them.
  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in the medium size pan. When it is hot add the egg mixture. Keep heat at medium-low (I like a juicy omelette) for about 8 minutes.
    Invert the omelette on a large plate and slide back into the pan and cook a few more minutes, until the eggs are set. Time will depend if you like it more or less cooked.
  • Slide on to a plate and serve.


  • You could add some parmesan to the egg-swiss-onion mixture before making the omelette. It gives a nice flavour.

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