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Chard with Bacon-Citrus Sauce

Chard is a leafy veggie often used in Mediterranean cooking. I dress it with orange juice and bacon, and the family gobbles it up. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound thick-sliced peppered bacon strips
  • 2 pounds rainbow Swiss chard, chopped
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of drippings. Cut bacon into small pieces.
  • Add chard to drippings; cook and stir just until wilted, 5-6 minutes. Add remaining ingredients; cook 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Top with bacon.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 162 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 655mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.

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