Vegan Recipe: Swiss Chard with Raisins and Walnuts, Hobos Restaurant + Bar

Rainbow or red chard, golden raisins and rich spices make this an irresistible cold-weather dish.


1 ½ pounds Swiss chard (preferably rainbow or red; from 2 bunches) 
1 cup walnuts 
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 
1 medium onion, finely chopped, roasted  
½ cup golden raisins  
1 cup water
½ teaspoon white pepper
½ teaspoon Herbamare
¼ teaspoon nutmeg plus 1/8 teaspoon cayenne or ½ teaspoon sweetness mix
1 tablespoon Smart Balance

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Plump raisins in warm water. Process chard leaves and stems separately. Roast walnuts with sweetness mix. Flash sauté chard and stems in olive oil, finishing with 1 tablespoon of Smart Balance. Toss everything together. Season with white pepper and Herbamare. (Start with just a pinch and add as needed.) Optional: Add 2 tablespoons of unfiltered apple cider vinegar to finished product  

Sweetness mix: ¼ teaspoon sumac, ¼ teaspoon cayenne, ½ teaspoon nutmeg

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