Swiss Chard Pesto Recipe

Looking for an easy Swiss Chard Pesto recipe? Learn how to make Swiss Chard Pesto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by chicagofire60

Makes 8 servings



This recipe is a variation on a traditional Egyptian dish.

Recipe Ingredients for Swiss Chard Pesto

1 tbl canola oil
2 cloves garlic
300 g Swiss chard
50 g pine nuts
100 g parmesan
1 tbl basil
1 tsp coriander

Recipe Directions for Swiss Chard Pesto

  1. Wash the chard thoroughly and shake to dry.

  2. Pu oil

  3. Peel and chop the garlic and saute for 2 minutes.

  4. Chop the chard stems and add them to the pan. Stir and then cook, covered, for 5 minutes.

  5. Roughly chop the chard leaves and add them to the pan. Cook for another 3 minutes.

  6. Toast the pine nuts for a couple of minutes (either under a pre-heated grill or in a dry pan)

  7. Turn off the heat under the chard. Add the coriander leaves, pine nuts and parmesan.

  8. Puree the mixture until it looks like pesto.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 59.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.6g
15%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
271mg
11%
Potassium
199mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
2.9g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
0.7g
Protein
6.3g
Vitamin A 47% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 16% Iron 6%
* 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
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in calcium
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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