Swiss Chard with almond sauce

Swiss chards are at its best right now #swisschardseason. This year I am growing them at home in the urban garden and these will be almost the last ones 馃檨 until next year.

Today I made them in a super easy almond sauce, quick to make and really tasty!

Actually I did not have almonds this time so I used cashew nuts, and the result was as good 馃檪

Hope you like the recipe!

Swiss Chard with almond sauce

Recipe by Enara ParraCourse: MainCuisine: SpanishDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 g swiss chard

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 75 g almonds, sliced

  • 1 cup white wine

  • 2 tablespoon flour

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • salt and pepper

Directions

  • Heat water in a large pot and bring it to boil. Add a bit of salt.
  • Wash the swiss chard and slice the leaves and the white stems, place them in two separate plates, leaves and stems.
  • Stems need more time to cook add the first to the boiling water. Cook for 10 minutes, then add the chard leaves. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Set aside 1-2 cups of the water and the drain the swiss chard in a colander in the sink.
  • Heat the oil in a medium-size pan over medium heat. Add garlic and almonds (or cashew), cook for 3 minutes until golden brown.
  • Add the flour, stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add the white wine and 1 cut of the water that you used to boil the chard. Simmer for 5 minutes. You can add more water if the sauce is too thick.
  • Add the swiss chard, salt and pepper. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. Serve.

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