PointsPlus Swiss Chard with Raisins and Almonds Recipe

PointsPlus Swiss Chard with Raisins and Almonds Recipe
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Swiss Chard with Raisins and Almonds

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Swiss Chard with Raisins and Almonds

Swiss chard is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E, and K, and a great source of iron, potassium, manganese, and magnesium. It’s similar in flavor to spinach, but since it’s in the beet family, it comes in a variety of eye-catching colors. Try them in this easy side dish recipe.

4
Servings
226
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  tablespoons  slivered almonds
  • 1 1/2  teaspoon  olive oil
  • 1/3  cup  shallot, chopped
  • 2  pounds  Swiss chard, trimmed and cut into ½- to ¾-inch wide pieces
  • 2  tablespoons  golden raisins, chopped
  • 2  tablespoons  water
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt, or to taste
  • 1/4  teaspoon  crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1  tablespoon  red wine vinegar

Directions

Place a large nonstick pot over medium heat. When hot, add the almonds and toast until lightly golden, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Remove from the pot, chop, and set aside. Heat the oil in the same pot over medium heat. Add the shallot and cook until light golden, stirring often, about 4 minutes.

Add the Swiss chard to the pot and increase heat to high. Cook until the chard wilts, tossing, about 3 minutes. Add the raisins, water, salt, and crushed red pepper. Cover and cook until the chard is tender, stirring occasionally, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vinegar. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with the toasted almonds.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
37g
41%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
43g
33%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
48µg
7%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
11mg
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
46mg
5%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
17µg
4%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
39mg
12%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
79mg
11%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
20mg
1%
Water
218g
8%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Swiss Chard Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Swiss Chard Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.