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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 79.3
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.7 mg
  • Sodium: 278.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 4.3 g

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Swiss Chard with Bacon and Walnuts

Submitted by: JAYLES

Introduction

I love the bitterness of chard but miss dressing it in olive oil or melted butter. This recipe uses walnuts and bacon to add some depth of flavour and crunchy texture, but it's still nice and healthy. I love the bitterness of chard but miss dressing it in olive oil or melted butter. This recipe uses walnuts and bacon to add some depth of flavour and crunchy texture, but it's still nice and healthy.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 slices of low-sodium bacon, chopped
    1 bunch Swiss Chard, stems chopped and leaves torn
    2 tsp fresh thyme
    1 onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 tbsp lemon juice
    8 walnuts, roughly chopped and toasted

Directions

In a pot large enough to hold all the chard, fry the bacon until crisp, then remove to a paper towel with a slotted spoon. Add chard stems, thyme, onion and garlic to the bacon fat and fry, stirring often, until onion and stems are soft. Add torn greens and lemon juice to the pot and stir often while greens begin to wilt, 2 or 3 minutes. If the greens start to dry, add a few tbsp water. Put the lid on the pot for a minute or two with the heat on medium just to make sure the leaves are fully wilted. Toss with walnuts & reserved bacon and season with pepper and serve. Makes 6 servings.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JAYLES.






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  • Great recipe. I added some mushrooms as well for a little more meaty flavor. - 5/9/11

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  • Deelishious! I added some garlic and some grainy mustard, and my dh drenched it in red wine vinegar... Great recipe, tfs! - 3/1/10

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  • Quite good -- I didn't bother with the walnuts and the thyme. Only problem was that it took longer than I thought to put it all together. - 7/16/09

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  • Just had this tonight... delicious and love the contrast of the crunchiness of the bacon and walnuts with the wilted chard. Wasn't sure if the "8 walnuts" were whole or halves so did halves - next time I'll double it! - 3/23/09

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