PointsPlus Swiss Chard with Raisins and Almonds Recipe

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PointsPlus Swiss Chard with Raisins and Almonds Recipe
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.

Ready in
27 m
4
Servings
102
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2.2%
Protein
5g
11%
Carbs
15g
5%
Vitamin A
696µg
77%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.6%
Vitamin C
69mg
100%
Vitamin E
5mg
27%
Vitamin K
1884µg
100%
Calcium
133mg
13%
Fiber
5g
19%
Folate (food)
38µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
38µg
10%
Iron
4mg
25%
Magnesium
198mg
49%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
134mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
966mg
28%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
15%
Sodium
607mg
25%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.1%
Zinc
1mg
6.6%

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