Swiss Chard Puffs

Swiss Chard Puffs
Staff Writer

Everyone knows Swiss chard is good for them, but sometimes it's a struggle to get the tough, dark green to taste good. This recipe does it right with a little puff pastry. 

Ingredients

  • sheets puff pastry, defrosted
  • 1  Pound  Swiss chard, chopped
  • 1/4  Cup  halved or roughly chopped unsalted cashews
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

On a floured cutting board, lay out the puff pastry and cut into 2 ½- to 3-inch squares and lay on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

In a frying pan, sauté the Swiss chard in a little olive oil. After about 2 minutes, add in the cashews. Season with salt and pepper to taste. When the chard is soft, dollop a spoonful of chard mix onto the center of each puff pastry square.

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the puff pastry "puffs" and turns golden. Serve warm.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
1g
2%
Calcium, Ca
58mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Phosphorus, P
5mg
1%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
99mg
7%

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.