Tangy green olives, sweet currants and creamy goat cheese turn chard into a sophisticated treat, just right paired with lamb chops.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 2006


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.



Note: After washing the chard for these recipes, allow some of the water to cling to the leaves. It helps steam the chard and prevents a dry finished dish.

Nutrition Facts

93.3 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 7.3g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.9g 8% DV; sugars 4.9g; fat 6.1g 9% DV; saturated fat 1.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 4.3mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 4726.1IU 95% DV; vitamin c 23mg 38% DV; folate 12.3mcg 3% DV; calcium 65.3mg 7% DV; iron 1.9mg 11% DV; magnesium 65.4mg 23% DV; potassium 343.8mg 10% DV; sodium 355mg 14% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV.

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  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
great flavor combination Really liked this recipe. Added 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts for a little texture. Pros: easy and fast Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I have never eaten swiss chard and browsed the recipes in EW. I agree with the other reviewer who said not so much on the creamed chard and better to stick with this one. It was delicious. I plan to make swiss chard like this again. I swapped pomegranate seeds for the currents since we have never even seen a current in So Cal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Quick easy and tons of great flavor. Swiss Chard & Goat Cheese is always a good combo! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a delicious way to get some greens in. When I make it again I think I'll omit the olives as they made the dish a little too salty for my taste but this recipe can hold up even without them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love the combination of flavors between the chard currants and olives plus the fact that the entire chard stems and all get used. A hit at potlucks and homemade dinners too. And it's super-healthy. Read More