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Chard-Wrapped Greek Yogurt Pies

Thanks to Maureen Contini for sharing this recipe with us.

6 large chard leaves, washed
2 cups plain full-fat Greek-style yogurt
Salt and black pepper
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1 tablespoon chopped mint
2 teaspoons chopped dill, plus more for garnish
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup cornmeal or rice flour
A handful of lightly toasted pine nuts
Greek olives, for garnish (optional)

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Cut stems from chard leaves and save for another use. Blanch chard leaves just to wilt, about 1 minute. Drain and rinse with cool water and squeeze dry.

Put yogurt in a mixing bowl and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Whisk in garlic, scallions, mint, dill, 2 tablespoons olive oil, the lemon zest and the cornmeal. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Brush six 1-cup ramekins with olive oil. Line each ramekin with 1 chard leaf, allowing edges to drape over the mold. Fill each leaf with 1/2 cup of yogurt mixture. Fold the edges of the chard leaf back over the top and brush generously with olive oil. Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

Let cool slightly, then turn ramekins over onto a plate to unmold. To serve, peel back top layer of chard to expose the filling. Drizzle with a little olive oil, and sprinkle with dill, a few toasted pine nuts and some olives if desired.

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