MCHICHA WA NAZI – Coconut Swiss Chard

Mchicha wa nazi


2 bunches Swiss Chard (washed and cut into 1/4″ thick strips

2 cups Coconut milk

1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced

1/4 cup peeled and thinly sliced Roma tomato

1/4 tsp salt

pepper to taste


Boil Swiss Chard for 20 minutes. Drain and Strain the Swiss Chard (drink the run-off water for a nice refreshing chard tea…you can feel the vitamins).

Drain and Strain

Add coconut milk, onion, tomato, salt and pepper and bring to a boil for      5 min.

Add onion, tomato, salt and pepper to coconut and boil

Add drained swiss chard and turn down heat to medium.  Stir constantly (I have noticed that the chard likes to stick to the bottom and burn while the coconut sits on top)


As the coconut begins to lessen turn the stove down to low.  Stir constantly.

Not ready yet

Allow the coconut milk to “dry”. (Approx. 45 minutes)

Allow coconut to dry when it looks like this it's READY!

Serve over rice, with chapati, on french bread or alongside boiled green cooking plantains.

Preparation Time:

1 hour 15 minutes

Serving Size:

4 Adult size portions


3 thoughts on “MCHICHA WA NAZI – Coconut Swiss Chard

  1. What a great looking side. I recently discovered the awsomeness of Swiss chard and now I have another recipe to try it in!

    • thanks! Take care the chard loves to burn to the bottom of the pot…stir often. Let’s hear it for leafy greens! Love your blog by the way!

  2. Yay leafy greens! And thanks for the love!

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