Spanish-Style Swiss Chard with Raisins and Pine Nuts Recipe -
Spanish-Style Swiss Chard with Raisins and Pine Nuts Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Spanish-Style Swiss Chard with Raisins and Pine Nuts

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"A Spanish-style, vegetarian delight. Chard lovers everywhere rejoice! Also works well with spinach."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and pour in enough water to reach just below the bottom of the insert. Bring the water to a boil. Add the chard and steam until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the raisins and pine nuts in the hot oil until the pine nuts turn golden, about 5 minutes. Add the chard, season with salt and pepper, and continue cooking while stirring constantly until the chard is hot, about 2 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 11, 2011

The chard made a beautiful presentation, and the pine nuts and raisins were a surprise, delicious addition. Definitely a keeper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 23, 2012

Almost too sweet unless paired with something salty (grilled fish).


14 Ratings

Dec 10, 2011

An excellent and easy side dish. Can also accompany chicken, pork or be served with poached or fried eggs. The contrast of the sweet raisins and pine nuts with the chard (or spinach) is really delicious.

Apr 22, 2012

Delicious...made it just as the recipe called for and loved it.

Jan 21, 2013

Loved how simple, easy, healthy and tasteful this recipe is, I make it all the time!

Sep 20, 2014

We substituted spinach and it was great.

Sep 06, 2014

This was a delicious addition to an all-vegetarian Spanish dinner, alongside yellow rice, black beans, and plantains. I followed the recipe as is and didn't make any additions. It was excellent!

Sep 27, 2012

I followed this recipe exactly - no changes, and it was perfect! Swiss chard is one of the simanim that my husband's family uses for Rosh Hashanah. It was my first year making it, and it was a huge success. The raisins add such a balanced sweetness to the nutty flavor, which couldn't be better for celebrating the Jewish New Year. My husband's sephardic family gobbled it all up the first night, and they were mightily impressed by this ashkenazi bride. Thanks for posting this. I plan to make it every year!


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  • Calories
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 389 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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