Chard with Green Olives, Currants & Goat Cheese

Chard with Green Olives, Currants & Goat Cheese

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine December 2006

Tangy green olives, sweet currants and creamy goat cheese turn chard into a sophisticated treat, just right paired with lamb chops.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound chard, stems and leaves separated, chopped (see Note)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted green olives
  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese, (2 ounces)


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  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add chard stems, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in chard leaves and cook, stirring constantly, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in olives and currants. Dot goat cheese over the top, cover and cook until the chard is tender and the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes more.
  • Note: After washing the chard for these recipes, allow some of the water to cling to the leaves. It helps steam the chard and prevents a dry finished dish.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 2/3 cup
  • Per serving: 93 calories; 6 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 12 mcg folate; 4 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 4726 IU vitamin A; 23 mg vitamin C; 65 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 355 mg sodium; 344 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 5

April 19, 2014
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By: jhlongbeach
great flavor combination Really liked this recipe. Added 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts for a little texture. Pros: easy and fast
February 18, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
I have never eaten swiss chard and browsed the recipes in EW. I agree with the other reviewer who said not so much on the creamed chard and better to stick with this one. It was delicious. I plan to make swiss chard like this again. I swapped pomegranate seeds for the currents since we have never even seen a current in So Cal.
September 26, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I love the combination of flavors between the chard, currants and olives, plus the fact that the entire chard, stems and all, get used. A hit at potlucks and homemade dinners, too. And it's super-healthy.
June 04, 2010
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By: ksiebenaler
This is a delicious way to get some greens in. When I make it again I think I'll omit the olives as they made the dish a little too salty for my taste, but this recipe can hold up even without them.
November 18, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
Quick, easy, and tons of great flavor. Swiss Chard & Goat Cheese is always a good combo!