Swiss chard bruschetta

Yield: 24 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ pounds Red Swiss chard
4 \N Garlic cloves; minced
\N \N Nonstick olive oil cooking spray
2 tablespoons Water
1 tablespoon Minced dill
\N \N Salt and pepper
½ cup Nonfat cottage cheese
24 slices French bread; toasted
2 teaspoons Butter
½ cup Fresh bread crumbs

Remove stalks from chard and cut into ½-inch pieces. Cut leaves into 2-inch pieces. Saute chopped chard stalks and 2 cloves garlic in skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat 1 minute. Add water, reduce heat and simmer, covered, until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in chopped chard leaves and cook over high heat until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in dill. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside. Puree cottage cheese in blender or food processor until smooth. Stir in salt to taste. Melt butter in small skillet over medium-low heat. Add remaining 2 cloves garlic and saute, stirring, until tender but not browned, about 1 minute. Stir in bread crumbs to coat with garlic and butter and cook, stirring, until browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Spread about 1 teaspoon pureed cottage cheese on each slice of toasted bread. Top with about 1 tablespoon chard, then sprinkle with toasted bread crumbs. Yields 24 bruschetta.

Each bruschetta: 114 calories; 266 mg sodium; 2 mg cholesterol; 1 gram fat; 21 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams protein; 0.16 gram fiber Recipe Source: Los Angeles Times - 03-28-1999 Formatted for Mastercook by Lynn Thomas - Lynn_Thomas@...

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