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Seasonal Side: Chard with Green Olives, Currants and Goat Cheese

I used to dislike chard; I thought it was too bitter and potent for an everyday meal. However, I've recently learned that when prepared correctly it can be wonderfully delicious. In this seasonal side, the sometimes overbearing chard melds with tangy green olives, plump currants, and creamy goat cheese in order to create a very refined dish. Sound delicious? Get the recipe, just


Chard with Green Olives, Currants and Goat Cheese
From Eating Well

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)

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven (or heavy stock pot) over medium heat.
  2. Add chard stems, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in chard leaves and cook, stirring constantly, until wilted, about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in olives and currants.
  5. Dot goat cheese over the top, cover and cook until the chard is tender and the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes more.

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

Join The Conversation
Advah Advah 9 years
I don't think I ever had chard before, I should def try it.
Community-Manager Community-Manager 9 years
Luckily, I have all of these ingredients in my fridge, so looks like I will be trying this tonight! :drool:
Fitness Fitness 9 years
This looks amazing! I am always looking for new ways to cook chard!
FashionKid FashionKid 9 years
very yummy
JessieSP JessieSP 9 years
A lot of things that look awful actually taste pretty good. I think presentation is the key when showing to people that you want to try your recipe.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
ew.....looks gross to me.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
celebrity_soup, do you eat this raw? I've only ever eaten this cooked - there goes that simple mind again.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
I just made some last night with leeks and garlic; added a splash of wine (I used white zin) and cover. My hubby never had Swiss chard and he loves it. We try and have it once a week. Gonna try this recipe in a couple of days cause we still have a bunch left to cook.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
I've never tried chard before. Sounds good, though.
chakra_healer chakra_healer 9 years
Mmm, nice recipe! I am gonna try adding some chickpeas to the recipe to make a meal.
Bettyesque Bettyesque 9 years
Looks yummy
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
i love chard, so crunchy, full of nutrients and fiber!
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