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Chard with shallots pancetta and walnuts

Recipe Information

Servings 6
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Total Time 25 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Chard; Walnuts
Category Nuts, Fats, & Oils; Vegetables
Meal Breakfast; Brunch; Lunch; Dinner; Snack
Type Appetizer; Main Dish; Side Dish
Cuisine American
Cook Method Braising
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Carb; Low Cholesterol; Heart Healthy; Gluten Free


  • 2 thin slices (1 1/2 ounces) pancetta, diced

  • 2 medium shallots, thinly sliced

  • 1 pound chard, stems and leaves separated, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped

  • 1/4 cup water 

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 

  • 2 tablespoons toasted walnuts, chopped

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 



  • Add pancetta to a Dutch oven. While stirring, cook over medium heat, until it begins to brown, 4-6 minutes. Transfer the cooked pancetta to a plate lined with paper towels using a slotted spoon.

  • Cook the shallots, chard stems, and thyme in the pancetta pan drippings, stirring, until the shallots begin to brown, 4-5 minutes. Stir in the chard leaves, water, and lemon juice. Cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Cover and cook an additional 2-4 minutes, until tender.

  • Remove the cooked chard from the heat. Stir in the pancetta, walnuts, and pepper.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 62 cal

  • Total fat: 4g

  • Saturated fat:1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g

  • Cholesterol: 5mg

  • Sodium: 252mg

  • Potassium: 452mg

  • Carbohydrate: 5g

  • Fiber:2g

  • Sugar: 0g

  • Protein: 3g