Simmered Chard with Garlic, Pine Nuts and Currants

Prep time: 10 min   |    Cook time: 10 min   |   Ready In: 20 min


  • 2 lbs. swiss chard, washed, leaves and stems separated, roughly chopped

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1/2 cup pine nuts

  • 1/2 cup currants (or raisins)

  • salt and pepper, to taste

Soak currants in warm water for approx. 10 minutes and drain.

Bring a large pot of water to boil; salt it. Cook the chard stems until they are almost tender, about 5 minutes. Add the chopped leaves. Continue to cook until both stems and leaves are quite tender, another couple of minutes. Drain and set aside.

Place oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium low heat. Cook until the garlic begins to colour, about 5 minutes. Add the pine nuts and cook for another minute, stirring. Then add the chard, currants and salt and pepper. Cook and stir for another 2 minutes.

Serve hot or at room temperature.