Swiss Chard with Currants and Pine Nuts Recipe

Looking for an easy Swiss Chard with Currants and Pine Nuts recipe? Learn how to make Swiss Chard with Currants and Pine Nuts using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



Mediterranean dish, popular along the French and Italian Riviera. Great as a side for fish. The blanched greens will keep in a covered bowl in the refrigerator 3-4 days. You can make this recipe several hours before serving -- just reheat gently.

Recipe Ingredients for Swiss Chard with Currants and Pine Nuts

3 tbsp currants, raisins, or golden raisins
2 lbs Swiss chard, stemmed and washed in several changes of water, stems diced and set aside
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp pine nuts
1 ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Swiss Chard with Currants and Pine Nuts

  1. Place the raisins or currants in a bowl and pour hot water to cover. Soak 10 minutes and drain.

  2. Fill a bowl with ice and water. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to boil and add the chard. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until just tender. Transfer to the bowl of ice water and let sit for a few minutes. Drain and squeeze out as much water as you can. Chop coarsely.

  3. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large, non-stick skillet. Add the chard stems and cook 3-5 minutes until tender. Add the pine nuts and cook, stirring, until they begin to color, 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, about a minute.

  4. Add the chopped greens and raisins/currants and toss; heat through 2 minutes. Season to taste with black pepper and serve, or allow to cool and serve at room temperature.

Categories

Vegetables, Side Dish, Italian, Mediterranean, Saute, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 248.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
169
Calories from Fat
104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.6g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
484mg
20%
Potassium
955mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates
15.2g
5%
Dietary Fiber
4.1g
16%
Sugars
6.7g
Protein
5.2g
Vitamin A 277% Vitamin C 114%
Calcium 12% Iron 26%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in iron
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in magnesium
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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