Swiss Chard with Caramelized Onions

Posted by Lindsey On 10:48 AM

I found some beautiful swiss chard at the grocery store yesterday. I have never cooked with it at home before so I researched a little and found this recipe. I know it meant to be a side dish, but I made it for my lunch today and I have enough to eat the next few days for my lunch. Really easy to make and super healthy!!

Swiss Chard with Caramelized Onions
adapted from user Jannie Cooks on Chowhound

2 tablespoons blanched almonds
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, coarsely chopped (I prefer cut in quarters and then slice thinly pole-to-pole)
1 bunch swiss chard, about a pound, washed, leaves and stalks separated (pull leaves off the stalks by folding together along stalk and pull the stalk away like pulling a zipper)
2 tablespoons golden raisins
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
ground black pepper to taste

Toast the almonds until golden brown, set aside to cool.

In a large deep skillet or a dutch oven heat the oil over medium-low heat, add the onions and cook them until golden brown and very soft, stirring from time to time, for about 10 minutes.

While the onions are cooking, cut the chard stalks into strips 2 inches long by 1/4 inch wide and tear the leaves into 2-inch pieces.

Add the chard stalks and raisins to the onions and cook them until the stalks are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir occasionally while the stalks are cooking. Once tender add the leaves and vinegar, toss all about to coat the leaves with the oil, and cook about 5 minutes or until the leaves are wilted and tender. Season with salt and pepper, transfer to a serving dish and top with the reserved almonds.

4 Response to "Swiss Chard with Caramelized Onions"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    I love the addition of raisins here!


  2. Helen McGinn Said,

    I love all the ingredients on the list but must admit to having never had Swiss chard; I'm wondering if it has a different name over here in the UK? I shall investigate!

    It looks wonderful.

    Thanks for stopping by the other day. x


  3. wow! this blog is cool! i'll check it often for new inspiration in the kitchen!
    wish you a great day!


  4. Ummmmm.....YUMMY!

    stopping by from SITS to say Hi