This sensational side stars nutrition-packed Swiss chard tangled with savory caramelized onions, juicy raisins, and toasted almonds.
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, ghee, or oil
- 1/2 small yellow onion, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 8 cups roughly chopped Swiss chard, stems removed (about 16 ounces)
- 1/4 cup water
- In a large dry skillet over medium-low heat, add the almonds. Shaking the pan and tossing the almonds occasionally to promote even browning, cook until golden and lightly toasted, about 5 minutes. Set the almonds aside.
- In the same skillet over medium heat, melt the butter or oil and tilt to coat the pan. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to low and season the onions with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden brown and caramelized, about 15-18 minutes. Stir in the raisins.
- Add a handful of the chard and allow it to wilt slightly. Before adding the next handful, and in between each addition, stir in about 1 tablespoon of water to help the leaves keep cooking down. This process should take about 10 minutes.
- Season the greens with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste), divide among plates, and serve warm topped with the toasted almonds.
- Category: Leafy Greens
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Vegetables
Keywords: swiss chard, caramelized onion, raisin, almond