About the Recipe
I love this recipe because it uses a vegetable some people have never cooked with before. Swiss chard is nutrient-dense and fiber rich. It’s also a great source of calcium and potassium, vitamins K, C, and A and beta-carotene. So simple to prepare and packs a big flavor punch! I hope you try it.
2 pounds Swiss chard
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons pine nuts
3 tablespoons raisins
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Wash the chard in several changes of water to remove any dirt. Separate the leaves and stems and roughly chop the leaves and dice the stems.
Heat the oil over medium heat in a large, heavy nonstick skillet. Add the chard stems and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until tender.
Add the pine nuts and cook, stirring, until they begin to color, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook, stirring, just until the garlic begins to smell fragrant about 1 minute.
Add the chopped leaves and raisins and toss together until they are well coated with oil and cooked through, about 5 to 8 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve, or allow to cool and serve at room temperature.