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Chard with Green Olives, Currants & Goat Cheese

December 2006

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



READER'S COMMENT:
"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. "
Chard with Green Olives, Currants & Goat Cheese Recipe

Makes: 6 servings, about 2/3 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound chard, stems and leaves separated, chopped (see Note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted green olives
  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese, (2 ounces)

Preparation

  1. 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.

Tips & Notes

  • 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

Per serving: 97 calories; 5 g fat (2 g sat, 3 g mono); 4 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 2 g fiber; 360 mg sodium; 504 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin K (310% daily value), Vitamin A (100% dv), Vitamin C (25% dv), Magnesium (18% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Side dish, vegetable
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Servings
6
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

Publication
December 2006

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