Cumin Coconut Swiss Chard (Paleo, Whole30)

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Cumin Coconut Swiss Chard is a simple way to sneak more greens into your life…and it’s delicious.

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Why I Made This Swiss Chard Recipe

Sometimes, I get really sick of steamed or wet sauteed greens, so I decided to mix things up. The market I frequent always has fresh greens from a local organic farm, and my favorite lately has been Swiss chard. Cumin is smoky and aromatic and pairs really well with the toasted coconut flakes. Simple, easy, 5-minute side dish.

What Does Swiss Chard Taste Like?

Swiss chard, also called silver beet, definitely has a distinctive flavor. The leaves are like the texture of kale, while the central stalk is crunchy like celery. But the taste of Swiss chard is unique. It has a fairly mild flavor which can almost taste a little salty. If you use Swiss chard, I recommend seasoning to taste with salt at the end of cooking.

Swiss chard is packed with vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, K plus magnesium and iron.

How to Cook Swiss Chard

The leafy green part of Swiss chard cooks quickly and benefits from steaming or a quick sautee in olive oil with a dash of fresh garlic. Swiss chard stems are tougher so they need a bit longer to cook than the leaves. If I’m sauteeing the Swiss chard, I usually cook the chopped stems first for a few extra minutes. Then, I throw the leaves in and finish from there.

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Cumin Swiss Coconut Chard (Paleo, Whole30)

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Plant-Based, Whole30
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 139 kcal

Cumin Swiss Coconut Chard is a simple way to sneak more healthy greens into your meals. Comes together in just minutes.

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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch Swiss chard washed
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Slice the Swiss chard into ribbons (mine were about ½” wide).
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add a spoonful of your fat of choice.
  3. Saute the chard and coconut flakes until the chard is slightly wilted but not soggy and the coconut flakes are a bit browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with cumin and pepper, to taste. I don’t add extra salt because the chard itself is a bit salty.

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Nutrition Facts
Cumin Swiss Coconut Chard (Paleo, Whole30)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Sodium 324mg14%
Potassium 626mg18%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 9175IU184%
Vitamin C 45mg55%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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