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Chinese Chard with Almonds

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


4 servings

The chard in my garden inspires all kinds of recipes. This one makes a great side dish, especially in spring and summer. —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. of 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.

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