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

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Swiss Chard Tacos with Caramelized Onion, Fresh Cheese, and Red Chile
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
355
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. 

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
15g
24%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Protein
13g
27%
Carbs
45g
15%
Vitamin A
350µg
39%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8.5%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
22.6%
Vitamin C
30mg
51%
Vitamin D
0.8µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
4mg
19%
Vitamin K
709µg
100%
Calcium
303mg
30%
Fiber
8g
30%
Folate (food)
29µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
29µg
7%
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
142mg
35%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
423mg
60%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
739mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.8%
Sodium
831mg
35%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
15%

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