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Red Swiss Chard with Bacon, Feta and Currants

Vivid green and red make this a colorful side dish for holiday dinner.  The confluence of smoky bacon, velvety feta and sweet currants play perfectly against the bitter greens.

Red Swiss Chard with Bacon, Feta and Currants
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4-6

  • 4 strips thick-cut smoked bacon, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons organic ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon organic ground cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Organic ground black pepper to taste
  • Red Swiss Chard, 2 bunches, washed well and chopped
  • 1 small can chicken broth
  • ½ cup French feta cheese, diced or crumbled into small pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons currants

  1. In heavy pan, cook bacon until fat renders. (Add a drop or two of olive oil if it sticks.)
  2. Add onion.
  3. Sprinkle cumin, cayenne, sea salt and pepper on onion and continue cooking until bacon is crispy.
  4. Add red swiss chard and saute briefly.
  5. Add chicken broth and currants. (Currants will plump up nicely.)
  6. Cook with top on at low heat for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Gently stir in feta so it melts slightly.

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