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Braised Swiss Chard with Currants and Almonds

Makes: 4 servings Yield: 3/4 cup each
Start to Finish 25 mins
Braised Swiss Chard with Currants and Almonds
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  bunches  white, red, or rainbow Swiss chard (about 18 ounces)
  • 3/4  cup  finely chopped onion
  • 3  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1/4  teaspoon  crushed red pepper
  • 2  teaspoons  olive oil
  • 1/3  cup  water
  • 1/3  cup  dried currants
  • 2 - 3  tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 1/4  cup  sliced almonds or pine nuts, toasted
Directions

1. Remove and discard thick stems from Swiss chard. Coarsely chop leaves (you should have about 12 cups); set aside. In a 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven cook onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper in hot oil over medium heat about 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add Swiss chard and the water. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until chard is tender. Stir in currants and lemon juice. Cook for 3 minutes more.

2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chard and currants to serving bowls; discard cooking liquid. Top each serving with almonds.

Nutrition Facts (Braised Swiss Chard with Currants and Almonds)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 131,
  • Fat, total (g) 6,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 19,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 11,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 6463,
  • vit. C (mg) 38,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 28,
  • sodium (mg) 378,
  • Potassium (mg) 626,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Mark as Free Exchange () 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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