Simple Summer Stir Fry: Swiss Chard with Carrots and Pecans

Simple Summer Stir Fry: Swiss Chard with Carrots and Pecans

As it’s really hot, sometimes it’s just easier to make a quick stir fry for dinner.  Swiss Chard is plentiful during the warm weather, healthy, versatile, and delicious. Throw in some seasonings, nuts, and carrots and you have a beautiful side dish. Add in some more protein with the nuts and it can be your main dish. Enjoy your Simple Summer Stir Fry!


  • 4 cups washed and chopped Swiss Chard
  • 1 large carrot, sliced and steamed until tender
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili oil (or another tsp.olive oil and a few shakes of cayenne pepper)
  • 3 TBS chopped pecans
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions to cook Simple Summer Stir Fry

  • In a medium sized frying pan, heat up the olive oil.
  • Add the prepared Swiss Chard to the pan, stir for a few minutes until wilted.
  • Put in the steamed, sliced carrots and stir.
  • Add in the honey, chili oil, salt and pepper and stir.
  • Finally top with  the pecans and serve immediately.

This Simple Summer Stir Fry is inspired by an original Alma’s recipe. Alma Schneider, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Cooking Coach, is founder of Take Back the Kitchen, LLC. Take Back the Kitchen is dedicated to helping people overcome common psychological and practical obstacles to being everything they hope to be in the kitchen. Alma has been featured on the Today Show, TV Land and is a frequent contributor for CBS Alma has also written for Woman’s Day online and Parent Times Magazine.

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