Pickled Bright Lights

The color of this recipe is just the beginning! Wait till you taste our Pickled Bright Lights®! This easy Swiss chard recipe is sure to please your family and friends when canning season comes around.

Serves: Yields 2|Prep: 10 minutes|Cook: 5 minutes|Total: 15 minutes |Provided by Salad Savoy


  • 24 Bright Lights® Swiss chard stems, cut into 4-inch pieces, leaves reserved
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard seed
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced for another use
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Place chard stems in jars. (They should be cut 1/2-inch shorter than the jars.) Divide celery seed, mustard seed, jalapeño, and garlic evenly into 2 (16-ounce) mason jars.
  2. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring water, vinegar, sugar, and salt to a boil. Pour mixture into jars and let cool.
  3. Cover with lid and refrigerate a minimum of 2 days before serving.