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
233
Calories Per Serving
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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
5g
7%
Sugar
39g
43%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
45g
35%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
32µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
32mg
3%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
12µg
3%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
20mg
6%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
70mg
10%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
244mg
16%
Water
214g
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.