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 t829143

Makes 4 servings



This is a popular dish throughout the Mediterranean, particularly in Catalonia, Provence, and along the Italian Riviera. It is often made with spinach, but I prefer to use Swiss chard, because the chard stands up to the cooking but still has a delicate flavor.

Recipe Ingredients for Swiss Chard With Currants and Pine Nuts

1 oz raisins
2 pounds Swiss chard
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons pine nuts

Recipe Directions for Swiss Chard With Currants and Pine Nuts

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

  2. Fill a bowl with ice water. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil and add the chard. Cook for 1 to 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, heavy nonstick skillet. Add the chard stems and cook 3 to 5 minutes, until tender. Add the pine nuts and cook, stirring, until they begin to color, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, about 1 minute or just until the garlic begins to smell fragrant. Add the chopped greens and raisins or currants and toss together until they are well coated with oil and heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve, or allow to cool and serve at room temperature.

Categories

Vegetables, Side Dish, Mediterranean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 248.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
105
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.7g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
484mg
20%
Potassium
957mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates
15.4g
5%
Dietary Fiber
4.2g
17%
Sugars
6.9g
Protein
5.3g
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.
Legend

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

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
  • Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement