Sicilian Swiss Chard, Olive and Quinoa

Sicilian Swiss Chard, Olive and Quinoa

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Prep Cook Ready in Servings
10 min 20 min 30 min 4


1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper (flakes)
3 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
16 olive(s) Kalamata olives (halved)
2 tsp Olive oil
2 tbsp Pine nuts, dried (toasted)
1 cup Quinoa, uncooked (rinsed and drained)
1/4 cup Golden raisin, seedless
8 cup Swiss chard (leaves cut into ribbons, stems finely chopped)
1 1/2 cup Vegetable stock/broth
1 medium Yellow onion (chopped (1 ½ cups))


Bring broth to a boil in medium saucepan. Add quinoa, and bring mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, covered, 12 minutes. Remove from heat, uncover, let stand 5 minutes, then fluff with fork.

Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chard stems, onion, olives, and raisins. Sauté 10 minutes, or until onion and chard stems are soft. Stir in chard leaves and red pepper flakes; sauté 6 minutes, or until greens are tender. Stir in garlic, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Divide quinoa among 4 shallow bowls. Spoon chard mixture over top, and sprinkle with pine nuts.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 300
Calories from fat 87
Calories from saturated fat 19.9
Total Fat 9.7 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.9 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 814 mg
Potassium 656 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44 g
Dietary Fiber 7.1 g
Sugars 7.6 g
Protein 8.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Grain 2.1
Meat Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 2.7

Energy sources

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