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



  • 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

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. 


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. 


Calories per serving:

354 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 61g 94%
  • Carbs 180g 60%
  • Saturated 19g 95%
  • Fiber 30g 120%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 25g
  • Monounsaturated 25g
  • Polyunsaturated 10g
  • Protein 53g 106%
  • Cholesterol 88mg 29%
  • Sodium 3,325mg 139%
  • Calcium 1,211mg 121%
  • Magnesium 564mg 141%
  • Potassium 2,929mg 84%
  • Iron 11mg 64%
  • Zinc 9mg 60%
  • Phosphorus 1,688mg 241%
  • Vitamin A 1,364µg 152%
  • Vitamin C 124mg 207%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 44%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 54%
  • Niacin (B3) 10mg 50%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 89%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 114µg 28%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 34%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 15mg 74%
  • Vitamin K 2,835µg 3,543%
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