Pine-Nutty Swiss Chard

pine nutty swiss chard
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  • 20Servings


  • 5 pounds swiss chard (about 6 bunches)
  • 3 tablespoons EVOO
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted


Cut the stems and center ribs from the chard. Slice the stems into 1/2-inch pieces and coarsely chop the leaves separately.

In a large dutch oven, heat the EVOO and butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic, 1 tsp. salt and 3/4 tsp. pepper; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions begin to soften, 7 to 8 minutes. Mix in the chard stems, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 8 minutes (lower the heat slightly if the mixture looks dry). Add the chard leaves in batches, stirring until wilted. Cover and cook, stirring once, until tender, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Drain in a colander set over a bowl, then transfer to a platter and sprinkle with the pine nuts.