Braised Swiss Chard With Raisins and Pine Nuts

Recipe by Leslulu
READY IN: 17mins




  • Tear Swiss Chard leaves into medium pieces.
  • In large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Stir red onion in and saute for about 5 minutes or until the red onion slices are soft.
  • Turn heat up to medium-high heat; add raisins and pine nuts, stir to toast the nuts.
  • Add swiss chard, give it a couple of stirs to incorporate it with the other ingredients. If you are using the spinach, add it at this point instead of the Swiss Chard.
  • Add water and cover the pan so the swiss chard will wilt. Usually takes about 3 to 4 minutes for this to happen. Even if you are using the spinach that you have cooked, cooled and strained of extra water - DON'T SKIP THIS STEP WITH YOUR PRE-COOKED, STRAINED SPINACH - if you skip this with your spinach, the texture will be "gummy." Trust me - I tried it.
  • Put individual servings on plates, use salt and pepper to your taste and then, (my favorite part) - sprinkle with balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar.