Bacon, Cranberry and Almond Swiss Chard


Ingredients:

  • 2 slices Bacon, chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons Almonds, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Dried Cranberries
  • 1 bunch of Swiss Chard, chopped, about 6-8 large leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Water

YIELD: 2 servings

Nutrition Information:

  • Per Serving
  • Calories - 187kcal
  • Total Fat - 11.5g
  • Carbohydrates - 11.3g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3g
  • Total Sugars - 2.7g
  • Protein - 12.1g

DIRECTIONS:

Heat a pan on medium-high and add the chopped bacon. Allow it to cook until the outside edges are crisped but the bacon isn't all the way crisp, about 5 minutes, stirring.

Add the garlic cloves and cook, being sure not to burn or brown the garlic too much.

Add in the almonds and the cranberries and mix well.

Sauté until the bacon is cooked through, the garlic cloves and almonds are browned, and the cranberries are plumped.

Season with salt and pepper and stir well.

Add in Swiss chard and the ¼ cup of water.

Place a lid on the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes until the chard has just barely wilted. Remember the chard will continue to cook and wilt even when off the flame, so don't overcook it.

Stir well and enjoy.

This recipe was adapted from the original by Twosleevers.com.

If you are not a fan of Swiss chard, or greens in general, this recipe will change your mind. Salty, crunchy and sweet, this sauté makes a great side dish for grilled or roasted meats, a bed for various burgers or a bbq accompaniment. It is also very easy to to switch up, swapping out raisins or other dried fruit for the cranberries, pine nuts or seeds for the almonds and turkey or vegan bacon with pork bacon. Make it for the green hater in your life and it's sure to make them a convert.

Colleen Saltarelli

Colleen is an ISSA Certified Nutrition Coach, Culinary Institute of America Graduate and Your Gluten-Free Celiac Sidekick.

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Colleen is an ISSA Certified Nutrition Coach, Culinary Institute of America Graduate and Your Gluten-Free Celiac Sidekick.