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Swiss Chard with Crème Fraîche

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
  • Hands-on:5 Minutes
  • Total:16 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Swiss chard, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup crème fraîche
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

1. Remove stems and center ribs from chard. Cut stems and ribs into 1/2-inch pieces; set aside. Coarsely chop leaves; set aside.

2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add stems and ribs; cook 5 minutes. Stir in leaves; cook for 2 minutes or until leaves wilt. Drain well, pressing chard with the back of a spoon to remove as much water as possible.

3. Return pan to medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chard, crème fraîche, salt, and pepper. Cook 4 minutes or until chard is tender.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 64
  • Fat: 5.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 3g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 9mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 244mg
  • Calcium: 40mg
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