Rainbow Swiss Chard & Chickpeas

October 5, 2018

Rainbow Swiss Chard! It is really one most beautiful vegetables! Every colour contributes a beneficial compound to our body. There are 19+ different types of antioxidants in Swiss Chard and is a powerful supply of 7 of the most essential vitamins & minerals you need for everything from your muscles to your brain! But I won't bore you with more nutrition facts, cause the most important thing is that it's not only pretty but it's also DELICIOUS! 

 

 

I love the combination of chickpeas and chard, and together with rice and you have a complete meal (veg/greens + protein + grain)! A really simple easy 4 ingredient recipe, which is also warm, comforting, filling, and a great energy booster. 

And it doesn’t require hours out of your day or expensive ingredients... simple and yum!

 

Swiss Chard & Chickpeas Recipe:

 

Ingredients:

  • A big bunch of Swiss Chard (I used all the Chard I had, see 1st picture) - washed

  • 1/2 cup of soaked overnight than cooked chickpeas or used canned chickpeas (rinsed and drained) 

  • 1 big onion - thinly sliced

  • 4 big garlic cloves - minced

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp lemon

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper 

 

 

Instructions:

 

1. Tear the stems from the leaves and chop the stems crosswise into about 1/2-inch pieces (set aside)

2. Stack the leaves and coarsely chop them. Keep the stems and leaves separate (set aside)

3. In a larges skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, stirring, until they are softened, about 2 minutes

4. Add in the chard stems, stirring occasionally, until the stems soften, about 4 minutes

5. Add the cooked chickpeas and the leaves. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chard is tender, about 5 minutes.

6. Add salt, pepper and lemon. Taste and season more if needed (might need more lemon or olive oil)

7. Serve hot with grain of your choice, I personally love it with brown rice but you can use white rice, quinoa, couscous, pasta, bulgur, etc. 

 

 

Enjoy!

Xo Naama  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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