WHB #42 – Spiced Chard with Pinenuts


This week, Weekend Herb Blogging is being hosted by Cooking Adventures of Chef Paz, since that busy lady Kalyn is attending the Blogher conference in California.

Although the title is weekend HERB blogging, the rules just requires that the post be about an herb, plant or flower. I thought this would be a great way to show off these beautiful swiss chard. I just wish there was a way for me to preserve the colorful stalks. With the abundance of swiss chard from our garden, I have been on the lookout for different ways to cook chard. The girls tend to favor them plainly sauteed with just a bit of butter, but I like to try new recipes, and they gamely indulge me sometimes. This is one of those times.

Chard-&-pinenuts_spicesWhile bloghopping not too long ago I ran across a post about chard on the Scent of Green Bananas. This is where I got this idea of spicing up chard, but I used pinenuts rather than peanuts as Santos did.

2 Tbsp. Butter
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
3 cloves of Garlic, minced fine
1 small Onion, chopped
1/2 cup Tomatoes, chopped
Chard-&-pinenuts1/2 tsp. each of: Coriander seeds, dried red chili peppers, turmeric, curry powder
Salt & Pepper to taste
Toasted Pinenuts
Swiss Chard – use as much as you like or whatever you have on hand

Heat butter and olive oil and saute’ the garlic and onion until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and cook until onions are translucent and tomatoes start to render their juices. Add the spices and cook another minute stirring occasionaly. Add the swiss chard which have been washed and cut into one inch lengths. Season with kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Cook just until chard wilts and sprinkle with toasted pinenuts just before serving.

Thank you, Chef Paz for hosting this week’s WHB.

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About Jeanette Moore (JMom)

I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

6 thoughts on “WHB #42 – Spiced Chard with Pinenuts

  1. JMom

    Hi Melanie, my girls also love chard. They even love it better than spinach and they are in the same family! go figure. It probably has something to do with the pretty colors 🙂 Gosh, I miss Trader Joes. Wish we have one here in NC. Thanks for the info.

  2. melanie

    Oh, I have been enamored by chard lately. I had a dish a few weeks ago that even had my 11-year-old stepson gobbling up his green leafy vegetables! I will definitely try this!

    btw, that dish was the one on the back of Trader Joe’s bag of “Chard of Many Colors.” I know, geeky of me, but it was simple and easy to cook and very tasty. I look forward to venturing out with pinenuts.

  3. Kalyn

    Love the sound of this, and I have some chard in my garden. (Actually I’m going to Blogher this week, but I’m having people host WHB every other week, and Paz just happened to be the one this week.)


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