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Swiss chard and fried egg with an english muffin

Moroccan Breakfast Recipe, Swiss Chard and Fried Eggs

Swiss Chard with preserved lemon, smoked paprika and cumin make a wonderful side for fried eggs.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 251kcal


  • 2 bunches chard red stems removed and rough chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 piece preserved lemon chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pinch crushed pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic fine chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder


  • Wash the greens well and pat them dry with paper towels.
  • Heat the olive oil to medium in a large fry pan. Add the greens and cook stirring frequently. When they start to wilt, add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add the cumin and paprika.Cover tightly, and turn down the heat. Let it steep and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the preserved lemon and parsley. Stir to combine all flavors, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Plate the greens, drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with chili powder. Serve alongside a sunny side up egg and some bread.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 646mg | Potassium: 1137mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 18714IU | Vitamin C: 94mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 6mg