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
271
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 12 Ounces Swiss chard, thick lower stems cut off
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large white onion, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 3 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
17g
24%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
139µg
20%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
369mg
37%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Phosphorus, P
248mg
35%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
932mg
62%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
76g
3%
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.