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Sauteed Swiss Chard and Pomegranate Seeds

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Sauteed Swiss Chard and Pomegranate Seeds

Added by: on Sep 17th, 2011
I often eat sauteed leafy greens simply with sauteed onions and a bit of salt, but when I saw that my supermarket had pomegranates in I thought it would be a great, simple way to brighten it up. It works great as an appetizer, side dish, even had it as my dinner. It would probably be great served .. more >
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Prep Time:
20 min
Cook Time:
10 min
Ready In:
30 min

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Original Recipe Yield: 1 serving
 

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch any Swiss Chard (I used Rainbow)
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • * salt
Nutrition Facts
Sauteed Swiss Chard and Pomegranate Seeds

Servings Per Recipe: 1

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 402

  • Total Fat: 28.7 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 4 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 670.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.4 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 9.8 g
  •     Sugars: 18.7 g
  • Protein: 7.9 g
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Directions:

1

Prepare a large, deep saute pan or pot with the olive oil

2

De-seed and clean the pomegranate. Use 1/2 cup of the seeds for the recipe and save the rest for another recipe or to snack on later.

3

Remove the large center vein and any thicker veins from the chard. Slice it into strips about an inch thick.

4

Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, saute the onions until just before done.

5

Put in the chard 1/3 of the batch at a time (or however much your pot is able to accommodate. It takes up a lot of volume while raw but cooks down quickly).

6

Once halfway done, when it is slightly wilted but still lighter green, add another 1/3 of the chard. Do so again for the final third. When chard is uniform wilted, but still has a bit of a bite to it, it is done. Season it with salt to taste.

7

Turn off the heat. Stir in the pomegranate seeds.

8

Move to a serving dish and enjoy immediately.

Cooks' note:
I used a small pomegranate, about 2 1/2-3 inches in diameter and I used about 2/3 of it. The other third was the perfect amount with some chocolate for dessert!
It also would probably make a great novelty Christmas dish. The red pomegranate seeds stand out almost like Christmas lights against the dark green chard.

A bunch of Swiss Chard is about 11 ounces.

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