• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time: 20 min
  • Serves: 4

Braised Swiss Chard with Raisins and Feta

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Category: Vegetables, Healthy Recipes, Vegetarian, Side Dishes

 Ingredients List

  • 1 (1-pound) bunch Swiss chard (Fresh beet greens and stems may easily be substituted for the chard)
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons raisins or dried currants
  • 1/3 cup water (you can also use broth)
  • 1 1/2 ounces feta (or gorgonzola) cheese, crumbled (about 1/3 cup)


1. First, cut stems and center ribs from the chard, discarding any tough parts near base. Then cut stems and ribs crosswise into 3/4-inch-thick slices. Coarsely chop the leaves.

2. Heat up the oil in a 4-quart heavy pot, and cook the garlic over moderately low heat for about 1 to 2 minutes, until it's pale golden. Add chard stems and ribs, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes. Add raisins (currants) and cook, stirring, until plump, about 1 minute. Add chard leaves and water and increase heat to moderate, then cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until leaves are tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the feta (or gorgonzola) cheese.

3. Enjoy as a side-dish or serve it over couscous for a tasty meal.

One thing to note: this makes four rather small side-dish servings. When served with couscous as a main dish, it would only serve two, with no seconds.

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