Whole Food Wednesdays – Wilted Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts and Oranges

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There’s something about the arrival of spring where I can always hear myself saying, “This is my favorite time of the year,” even though summer and fall evoke the same statement. I think after a cold winter, I’m ready to embrace the tulips and cherry blossoms, but most of all, the variety of spring produce that is available.

After a winter filled with apples, squash and root vegetables, I’m ready with open arms for peas, asparagus, Swiss chard, spring beets, kale, garlic scapes, nettle, rhubarb and radishes. It’s like my body starts to crave all the bright and dark green leafy greens that flourish so beautifully this time of the year.

It’s not to say I won’t be as excited for all the summer bounty, but for now there’s more than enough to be creative with and I know we’ll have so many yummy dishes to keep us busy.

This wilted salad is one of my spring time cravings. With the earthy wilted chard greens, I paired sweet and citrusy orange segments, a light vinaigrette and topped it with goat cheese and toasted pine nuts. The chickpeas add substance and protein so the meat is not necessary. You can eat this as a main or serve it as a side. And, of course, I figured out all of these perfect flavor pairings with my Flavor Bible. How did I live without this book for so long?

I hope you’ll decide to give this a try. It’s a relatively simple recipe that comes together quickly if the chickpeas are made ahead of time. I can’t see why white beans or navy beans wouldn’t sub in beautifully here if that’s what you have on hand.

If you follow traditional food preparation, I’ve included the Nourishing Traditions soaking method for the chickpeas in the notes.

Hello spring in a bowl!

Wilted Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts and Oranges

  • 8 chard stalks
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 oranges, 1 peeled and cut into segments, the other juiced
  • 2 Tbsp of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas (see cooking notes below)
  • 1/4 crumbled goat cheese

Wash and cut the Swiss chard into 1-2 inch segments. In a large frying pan, add olive oil and Swiss Chard. Cook the chard until just wilted, about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, peel and cut 1 orange into bite size pieces and set aside. Juice the remaining orange. Mix the orange juice (apprx 1/4 cup), the vinegar and the mustard to make a vinaigrette. Whisk until well combined. Mix the vinaigrette into the wilted greens. Add the pine nuts, chickpeas and goat cheese. Serve warm.

Traditionally Prepared Chickpeas: Soak 1 cup of chickpeas with 3 cups of water and 3 Tbsp of whey, apple cider vinegar or lemon juice (or acid of choice) overnight but for a minimum of 8 hours. Drain and rinse the beans. In a medium sized pot, add 6 cups of water and the drained chickpeas. Bring to a boil and simmer for 40-60 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on length of soaking time and how old the beans are. Taste the beans after 40 minutes and adjust time accordingly from there.

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64 Responses to Whole Food Wednesdays – Wilted Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts and Oranges

  1. Susan May 9, 2012 at 3:52 am #

    Hi! Today I’m sharing two posts, both inspired by a walk in the woods and stumbling upon ramps – wild leeks. 

  2. Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry May 9, 2012 at 3:53 am #

    Hi France,

    I shared my Banana Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies and Honey Dijon Chicken recipes this week. Happy Spring!

  3. Amber H May 9, 2012 at 3:56 am #

    Hi France,

    What a gorgeous salad!!  Love!  I need to get that book!  :-)

    This week I am sharing: 

    (1) ) Strawberry Cantaloupe Popsicles (sugar free) & Strawberry Teff Pancakes (allergy-friendly) – in the same post.  We went strawberry picking so I’m going a little crazy with the strawberries!!  

    http://www.thetastyalternative.com/2012/05/on-farm-strawberry-picking-strawberry.html

    (2) Socca Flatbread – free of just about everything, but super flavor-full!

    http://www.thetastyalternative.com/2011/11/socca-bread-gluten-free-grain-free.html

    Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    –Amber 

  4. mjskit May 9, 2012 at 4:02 am #

    Your wilted salad is my kind of salad! I’m with you on enjoying the spring greens, asparagus, rhubarb, and everything else popping up right now!  I’ve linked up a greens salad that I think you’ll like.  It’s a mix of spring and winter.  Thanks for hosting this wonderful hop!

  5. Miz Helen May 9, 2012 at 4:04 am #

    Hi France,
    I am sharing my Fresh Green Beans and New Potatoes from my garden today. Hope you are having a great week and thanks for hosting.
    Miz Helen

  6. Steph J. May 9, 2012 at 4:12 am #

    This week I’m sharing a simple beef roast recipe (for the slow cooker) that only uses real ingredients and was inspired by a recipe taught to me by my thea in Greece. Thanks for hosting this!

  7. Good Girl Gone Green May 9, 2012 at 4:26 am #

    That looks delicious. I love swiss chard! Nom Nom

  8. Mary Bergfeld May 9, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    I certainly will be giving your recipe a try. It looks and sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  9. T.R. Crumbley May 9, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Looks really tasty!

  10. http://younglivingoillady.com May 9, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    Delicious recipe you have shared! I am sharing Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Organic Vegetables and a Simple Spinach Salad. :)  Carrie – young living oil lady

  11. Joanne May 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Spring produce has been making me SO happy and inspired lately! I’m loving this swiss chard dish…a great mix of flavors!

  12. The Café Sucré Farine May 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Looks fresh, delicious and so pretty France! Love your colors and combination of ingredients! I’m crazy about all the fresh produce now too, wonderful time of the year!

    • beyondthepeel May 9, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

      Hi Chris, Isn’t it exciting. Every week I go to the market there’s something new to get excited about.

  13. Laureen @ FoxintheKitchen May 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    France, your salad looks gorgeous!!

    • beyondthepeel May 9, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

      Thanks Laureen, it doesn’t look nearly as good as it tasted!

  14. tastyeatsathome May 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    What a lovely-looking salad! Full of color!

  15. Aubrey Griffin May 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

     Thanks for hosting! We are all about simple, “real” foods, it’s hard to narrow down which submissions we want to enter! http://www.cookingmycsa.com

  16. Sarah @ My Sleepy Kitchen May 9, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    Hi Everyone,
    This week I’m sharing information about the health benefits of Kombu, a type of sea kelp, and how you can cook with it. Even if you don’t think you like seaweed, you might be suprised at how good (and un-seaweed-y) it tastes!

  17. Mary Bergfeld May 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    What a lovely salad. It has gorgeous color and I’ll wager it is delicious. Have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  18. Jenn Erickson May 10, 2012 at 1:53 am #

    What a gorgeous, flavorful salad!  Your photography is always exceptional as well.

  19. Barb @Frugal Local Kitchen May 10, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    That salad looks absolutely yummy! I have lots of swiss chard growing in the garden this year, mostly because I love the colors. I’ll definitely have to try your salad. Pinning!

  20. April Harris May 11, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    I love the flavours in this dish, and it is so colourful and appetising to look at as well! 

  21. inspirededibles May 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    I love that you used the actual chard stocks in this recipe – fabulous!  Nutrient rich and colourful too… I’m swooning over all the delightful ingredients in this salad.  Very pretty presentation France.

    http://www.inspirededibles.ca

    • beyondthepeel May 14, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

      Thanks Kelly, I simply can’t get enough of chard these days. I even prefer to kale. I’m looking forward to trying little bundles, almost like cabbage rolls but with chard.

  22. Cynthia L. May 12, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    We just received 2 large bunches of swiss chard in our CSA this week.  This recipe will be on the menu!

    • beyondthepeel May 14, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

      I’m infatuated with Chard these days. I could eat it at every meal including breakfast.

  23. Jeanette Chen May 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    What an enticing combination of colors and flavors. Our local farmer’s market just opened this past weekend, so I can’t wait to get my hands on fresh chard soon.

    • beyondthepeel May 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

      Our outdoor market opened up a few weeks ago but we have one all year round too (inside). There’s nothing like the outdoor markets though, there’s something great about buying fruits, veggies and meat directly from the producer out in the fresh air.

  24. Miz Helen May 14, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

     Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  25. Diane Balch May 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    I love chard… I’m afraid of the oranges, but I get it. The citrus is probably a good balance to the bitterness of the chard. Please share this on my foodie friday party today.

  26. Philippines Food March 20, 2014 at 6:04 am #

    I love chard.. Thanks for this awesome recipe..:)

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