Chard with Pancetta and Walnuts

Chard with Pancetta and Walnuts

Chard Recipe: Chard with Pancetta and Walnuts

This is a healthy, delicious chard recipe that makes a perfect addition to any dinner!


2 thin slices pancetta, (1 1/2 ounces), diced (see Tip)

2 medium shallots, thinly sliced

1 pound chard, stems and leaves separated, chopped (see Note)

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tip)

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Cook pancetta in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring, until it begins to brown, 4 to 6 minutes.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

Add shallots, chard stems and thyme to the pan drippings and cook, stirring, until the shallots begin to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Add chard leaves, water and lemon juice and cook, stirring, until wilted, about 2 minutes. Cover and cook until tender, 2 to 4 minutes more. Remove from the heat; stir in the pancetta, walnuts and pepper.

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