8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

This hearty, soupy side dish pairs nicely with chicken. Look for Swiss chard with other greens in the produce section.

How to Make It

Step 1

Wash Swiss chard thoroughly. Remove and chop stems. Slice leaves into (1-inch) strips.

Step 2

Place peas in a large Dutch oven; cover with water to 2 inches above beans. Bring to a boil; cook 5 minutes. Drain peas; set aside. Wipe pan with a paper towel.

Step 3

Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes. Add tomato paste and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in peas and broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until peas are tender. Stir in chard stems and cheese; cover and cook 4 minutes. Stir in chard leaves, oregano, salt, and pepper; cover and cook 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice.

Ratings & Reviews

mandofan's Review

March 31, 2014
Excellent! A bit time consuming, especially for a side dish, but worth it. Very filling and hearty. (5-17-08)

Jessnc's Review

April 18, 2009
This is a really good side dish! I had to cook the peas an extra twenty minutes and I used kale in place of the chard.