Thursday, January 28, 2016

EwE - Rainbow Chard with Sunflower Seeds and Dried Figs

For Eating with Ellie this week, I chose Rainbow Chard with Sunflower Seeds and Dried Figs.  As often happens, I substituted near-to-but-not-quite ingredients to use what I could readily find or already had  - for the rainbow chard, I substituted spinach, and for the sunflower seeds, I substituted pepitas.  

Basically, this dish involves toasting the seeds, then setting them aside while you sautee the greens in a mixture of chicken broth, garlic and lemon juice.  The seeds, sliced figs and lemon zest are added at the end.

 I really enjoyed this dish - I really didn't feel like making it when I did, but when I tasted it, I changed my  mind.  It's a little bit savoury, a little bit sweet and all kinds of goodness.

To see what the others thought of this dish, visit the LYL section of the EwE website.


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

It looks really nice and healthy but still tasty. Win win! :D

Kayte said...

I've never had rainbow chard but I think I should look into trying it as I do love greens a whole lot. Your photo makes it all look delicious.