swiss chard with chickpeas

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 293.2
  • Total Fat: 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,115.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 14.9 g
  • Protein: 13.3 g

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Introduction

delicious vegan/vegetarian meal. for meat eaters, serve as a side with italian turkey sausage. pairs well with bread, polenta, or pasta, too. delicious vegan/vegetarian meal. for meat eaters, serve as a side with italian turkey sausage. pairs well with bread, polenta, or pasta, too.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    Swiss Chard, about 24 ounces (I used two bags of Trader Joe's rainbow chard and a giant mound of spinach)--you can really use any soft fresh green
    2 cans chick peas, rinsed and drained
    2 can (organic) diced tomatoes
    10 cloves garlic, or to taste
    1/4 cup olive oil
    chopped fresh italian parsley
    thyme
    pepper
    kosher salt
    red pepper flakes

Tips

I like a lot of garlic, so I probably use 10-12 cloves depending on the size. Adjust to your taste. This is a great dish on a cold night, a warm night, any night! I try to use less oil, but I calculated with the maximum I use since I think it tastes better that way.


Directions

Saute chard/spinach (all you can fit) in a large pot in a little olive oil over med heat. Put lid on to help wilt. Stir frequently and add more until all is added. Cook, covered, stirring, until it all wilts. Push chard to side, add a bit more oil, saute the finely chopped garlic. Let cook a minute or so. Add chick peas and tomatoes. Cover, turn heat to low, and simmer about 30 minutes. Chard stems should be quite tender and flavors married. Add parsly, salt, pepper, a little thyme (a pinch dry), and red pepper flakes, cook until parley is wilted and adjust seasonings to taste. You can eat it now or let it cook a bit longer to intensify the flavors.

Serving Size: serves 4-6-depending if you make as main or side

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PEEJMA.

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