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Swiss Chard with Dried Currants & Nuts
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 3-4

  • 1 bunch swiss chard, rinsed, stems separated
  • 2 tbsp. butter or oil
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic scapes (tip above flower
  • discarded)
  • 3 tbsp. white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp. dried currants
  • 2 tbsp. toasted pine nuts or chopped walnuts

  1. Slice chard stems into ¼-inch pieces.
  2. Coarsely chop wet leaves and set aside. In an 8-inch skillet, heat butter or oil over medium-high heat.
  3. When hot, add chard stems and sauté for a couple minutes.
  4. Add garlic scapes, stir a few times, then add wine, damp chard leaves, salt and pepper. Stir about 2 minutes until all the chard leaves are wilted.
  5. Add currants, stir and cook for another couple minutes, until liquid is evaporated.
  6. Top with nuts and serve immediately.