Chard with Raisins and Almonds

By: Mi Ae Lipe
Posted on: 03/23/2016

This recipe uses the colorful “rainbow chard” with its red, yellow, and orange stems. This is a wonderful dish for kids, who love its sweetness and bright colors.

Chard with Raisins and Almonds

Chard with Raisins and Almonds

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Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American, Gluten-free, Middle Eastern, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 people


  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 2 pounds rainbow chard (or use red-stemmed chard)
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoon butter


  • In a pan or using your oven broiler, toast the almonds.
  • Wash the chard, but do not dry it. Cut the leaves away from the stems, stack several of them in a neat pile, and roll the leaves up like a cigar. Slice crosswise to shred the leaves. Then cut the stems into ½-inch pieces.
  • In a large pan, cook the chard stems in the water for about 4 min- utes; add the leaves and cook until they turn tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the apple juice and raisins, heating them thoroughly.
  • Top the chard with the butter and almonds, and toss lightly. Serve at once.


— Ruth Charles, Featherstone Farm CSA member
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