Cumin-Braised Swiss Chard

  • Cook Time : 40 min
  • Ready Time : 40 min




  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly chopped
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 1/2 pounds Swiss chard—stems thinly sliced, leaves cut into 1-inch ribbons
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • salt


In a deep skillet, heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic, cumin and red pepper. Cover and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the onion is softened, 5 minutes. Add the chard and cook, stirring, until the leaves are wilted. Add the stock, cover and cook over high heat, stirring, until the stems are tender, 6 minutes. Swirl in the butter, season with salt and serve.

Source: Food and Wine

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