Swiss Chard Tacos with Caramelized Onion, Fresh Cheese, and Red Chile

Swiss Chard Tacos with Caramelized Onion, Fresh Cheese, and Red Chile
Staff Writer

Nutrilite

The renowned chef known for his Mexican cooking puts a healthy spin on one of the cuisine's staples. These tacos help you get your daily dose of vegetables with Swiss chard and white onion. 

4
Servings
304
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 12  Ounces  Swiss chard, thick lower stems cut off
  • 1 1/2  Tablespoon  vegetable oil
  • large white onion, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1  Teaspoon  chile flakes
  • 1/2  Cup  chicken broth
  • Salt
  • 12  warm corn tortillas, store-bought
  • 3/4  Cups  salsa
  • 1  Cup  crumbled Mexican queso fresco, or feta

Directions

Cut the chard crosswise into ½-inch slices. In a very large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until browned but still crunchy, about 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and the chile flakes and stir for a few seconds until aromatic, then add the broth, ½ teaspoon of salt, and the greens. Reeduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and cook until the greens are almost tender, about 5 minutes. 

Uncover the pan, raise the temperature to medium-high and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is nearly dry. Taste and season with additional salt if necessary. Serve with warm tortillas, salsa, and crumbled cheese. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
92µg
13%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
335mg
34%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
42µg
11%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
38mg
12%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
292mg
42%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
968mg
65%
Water
143g
5%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.