Friday, December 7, 2012

Roasted Chard with Feta


If you have been too wary to try chard, do I have the recipe for you!  This is my current obsession.  I LOVE this side dish!  It is not only easy, it is so delicious.  The leaves have a bit of a crunch on the edges (think kale chips), the onions are sweet, and the feta is rich and creamy.  The combination of flavors is great!  Roasting vegetables is such an easy way to incorporate them into your meals since there is so little hands-on time.  The oven does the work for you!  This dish will turn anyone into a fan of chard.  Try it and let me know what you think!


Ingredients

1 bunch Swiss chard, leaves and stems separated and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
salt and pepper to taste
4-5 oz feta cheese, crumbled



Directions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a jelly roll pan, combine the onions and chard stems (the leaves will be added later).  Drizzle 1 Tbsp of olive oil over them and toss to combine.  Spread out into an even layer.  Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast for about 15 minutes, or until the stems are soft and the onions start to brown around the edges.  
  4. Toss the chard leaves in the remaining olive oil until evenly coated.  Layer the leaves over the stems and onions.  Season with salt and pepper.  Sprinkle the feta over the leaves.  Roast an additional 20 minutes until the edges of the leaves begin to crisp.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

Adapted from Xandismom

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