Swiss Chard and Mushroom Stir Fry

The second dish that Minoo prepared for the South Arm Community Kitchen is a stir fry vegetable dish that incorporated Swiss Chard. Swiss Chard is a fall vegetable but it is easily available in winter in the groceries stores. This is a hardy and versatile vegetable that can be used in soup or stir fry. It is rich in dietary fiber. It is high in vitamin A, K and C.


We love the color of this stir fry dish, which is very Christmasy. The sesame seeds add crunch and nuttiness to it.


  • 2 bunches Swiss chard
  • 1 sweet red or yellow pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped mushroom
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • soy sauce to taste


Source: Minoo

The other 2 recipes had been covered before; i.e. Salmon and Potato Chowder and Oatmeal Blueberry Muffin.


Swiss-Chard-Mushroom-Stir-Fry-20Remove stems from Swiss chard.

Finely dice stems and coarsely shred leaves; place in separate bowls.

Coarsely chopped mushrooms.

Core, remove ribs and seeds and thinly slice red pepper.

Swiss-Chard-Mushroom-Stir-Fry-4In a large shallow frying pan, heat oil over medium high heat; add sesame oil and olive oil.

Roast sesame seeds until lightly brown.

Add garlic and saute for another 30 seconds.

Remove to a bowl and set aside.

Swiss-Chard-Mushroom-Stir-Fry-5In the same frying pan, saute the stems of the Swiss chard for 2 minutes.

Add a little oil if needed.

Swiss-Chard-Mushroom-Stir-Fry-6Add slice peppers and saute for another 1 minute.
Swiss-Chard-Mushroom-Stir-Fry-7Add mushrooms and saute until no liquid remains, about 5 to 7 minutes.
Swiss-Chard-Mushroom-Stir-Fry-8Add Swiss chard leaves; cover and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes.
Swiss-Chard-Mushroom-Stir-Fry-9Season with soy sauce to taste.
Swiss-Chard-Mushroom-Stir-Fry-10Returned sesame seeds and toss well and serve warm.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. SL

    Hi suanne,
    How many servings does this recipe make? Looks great! I’m looking fwd to making it for an upcoming dinner party!

    1. Suanne

      Hi SL, when we made it at the kitchen, it served 8 of us as a side dish.

  2. Jean

    It’s an easy dish, isn’t it?

    We use beet green tops (from the red beets) and stir fry lightly with onions, garlic and red pepper with abit of soy sauce. Just perfect….and very fast. It’s a wonderful side dish..even for Christams with its colours.

    1. Minoo Javadi

      @Jean, Love your recipe! Great combination!

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