nutritional information

Per :

  • Calories: 294
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Total Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 42 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 544 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 12 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Sicilian Swiss Chard over Quinoa

Sicilian Swiss Chard over Quinoa

30 minutes or fewer

Pine nuts and golden raisins lend a sweet, nutty touch to pan-sautéed Swiss chard served over protein-rich quinoa.
  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. Swiss chard, leaves cut into ribbons, stems finely chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped (1 ½ cups)
  • 16 pitted black olives, such as kalamata, halved
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • 2 Tbs. toasted pine nuts

1. Bring broth to a boil in medium saucepan. Add quinoa, and bring mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, covered, 12 minutes. Remove from heat, uncover, let stand 5 minutes, then fluff with fork.

2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chard stems, onion, olives, and raisins. Sauté 10 minutes, or until onion and chard stems are soft. Stir in chard leaves and red pepper flakes; sauté 6 minutes, or until greens are tender. Stir in garlic, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

3. Divide quinoa among 4 shallow bowls. Spoon chard mixture over top, and sprinkle with pine nuts.

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Mary Pinkerson - 2015-11-30 02:25:50

Delicious and off the beaten path!

Nathalie Martel - 2015-09-25 10:22:24

Delicious and off the beaten track!

Nathalie - 2015-09-24 18:37:54

This recipe is perfect because it can be served cold as a salad or warm, as a side dish. Brilliant!

sylvie - 2015-03-05 18:23:20

swiss chard with quinoa

Francois - 2014-12-08 14:27:16

Fresh pomegranite seeds instead or in addition too the raisins in the Sicilian chard works well too.

E king - 2014-10-27 04:20:51

I have been struggling with what to do with my chard from our CSA box. This is it. Amazing flavor and a filling meal on it's own. Highly recommend.

Roxanne - 2014-08-29 18:59:59

I made this tonight with a blend of baby greens and a quinoa, amaranth, millet blend. It was really good! My 2 year old even ate it! I think I'll double the raisins next time though as they kind of got lost in the greens and olives.

Mindy - 2014-05-26 03:52:04

Swiss chard recipe

Nancy - 2014-03-11 13:45:35

Wow!!! Very tasty!!

Debbie Collarin - 2014-01-15 19:45:56

I made this tonight, and it is absolutely delicious! I couldn't find Swiss chard at the market, so I used kale instead. Scrumptious! I will put about twice as many pine nuts in it next time, because they are so delicious with the other flavors.

Jan Konya-Grabill - 2013-09-20 01:36:32

AMAZING! seriously one of my favorite recipes ever.

yogigator - 2013-03-08 04:09:16

I just made this......excellent blend of fllavors.....the only thing I would change would be to cut back a bit on the red pepper flakes.

Danielle Jostes - 2013-01-28 20:04:11

Just made this for dinner after buying Swiss Chard at the Farmers Market. Very delicious!

Bonnie Ramos - 2012-12-11 03:16:53

This is very good. This is my first time trying Swiss chard and I really like it. One thing I will remember to do is to soak the swiss chard, mine had some grit left in it.

Chris Power - 2012-12-07 20:17:16