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Winter Greens Turnovers

Turnovers are a wonderful addition to your hors d’oeuvres repertoire. Ours, filled with mellow Swiss chard, cheese, and bitter dandelion greens, have an earthy flavor and crisp exterior. Prep and Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Winter-greens Turnovers

Leigh Beisch
 3 tablespoons olive oil
 1 medium onion, diced
 3 cloves garlic, minced
 1 bunch Swiss chard (ribs and stems discarded), coarsely chopped
 1 bunch dandelion greens (stems discarded), chopped
 1/2 cup grated parmesan
 1/4 cup whole-milk ricotta
 1 egg
 1/2 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground black pepper
 1/2 cup butter
 7 sheets phyllo, thawed
Step 1

Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat; add olive oil. Add onion and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes more.

Step 2

Add Swiss chard and dandelion greens to pan in large handfuls and cook, stirring, until any liquid is evaporated. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl and stir in parmesan, ricotta, egg, salt, and pepper.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Unroll phyllo and cover with a moist towel. Working with 1 sheet of phyllo at a time, arrange sheet so a short side is facing you. Cut sheet lengthwise into three even strips and brush each strip liberally with butter. Place a heaping tbsp. of greens at the bottom of each strip of phyllo, slightly off center. Fold the dough to make a triangle, then continue folding and turning (like you are folding a flag) to make the turnover. Brush top with butter and put on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining phyllo, greens, and butter. Bake finished turnovers until puffed and brown, about 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per turnover.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 115Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.4g13%

Saturated Fat 3.9g20%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 246mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 7.5g3%

Dietary Fiber 1.4g6%
Protein 3.1g7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.