Chard with Green Olives, Raisins & Goat Cheese

Chard

This chard recipe is flavorful, has a great variety of texture and…is as delicious as it is healthy for you.

The day I discovered chard in my weekly delivery of local veggies, I let out a sigh.  It was one of slight despair; what on earth was I supposed to do with this?  It looked healthy (and purdy), but it didn’t necessarily scream out to me “Eat me!  I’m delicious!”

At the time my parents were visiting from Europe.  My dad has a whole slew of allergies and the spinach that I had planned to make that night was a no-go for him.  I realized that I had all the ingredients in my pantry.  It turned out to be a success!

Chard with Green Olives, Raisins & Goat Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. Chard (I used rainbow chard.  The colors made me happy), stems and leaves separated, chopped.  (Tip: After washing the chard for this recipe, allow some of the water to cling to the leaves.  It helps steam the chard and prevents a dry finished dish.)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted Green Olives
  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Goat Cheese, (2 ounces)

 

Directions:

  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add chard stems, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in chard leaves and cook, stirring constantly, until wilted, about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in olives and currants.
  • Dot goat cheese over the top, cover and cook until the chard is tender and the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes more.

Serves: 6

Enjoy!

(Recipe by: Eating Well, adapted by Marieke, HRH Mommy)

 

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Published on: March 5, 2012 | Tags: , ,

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