Chinese Chard with Almonds

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 03, 2022
The chard in my garden inspires all kinds of recipes. This one makes an amazing side dish, especially in spring. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
Chinese Chard with Almonds Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 bunch Swiss chard (about 1 pound), chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, bring 2 in. water to a boil. Add chard; cook, covered, until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain; set aside.
  2. In same saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pepper, tomato and onion; cook and stir until pepper is crisp-tender, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in next 5 ingredients; add cooked chard. Cook and stir until pepper is tender, 3-4 minutes; add lemon juice. Top with almonds.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 156 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 611mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 starch.