Swiss Chard and Chickpea Saute

    25 min

    A delicious vegetarian dish, which is packed full of protein. Swiss chard is sauteed with chickpeas, shallots, spring onions and tomatoes and then seasoned with lemon juice.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 shallot, chopped
    • 2 spring onions, chopped
    • 120g chickpeas
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 bunch red Swiss chard, rinsed and chopped
    • 1 tomato, sliced
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan. Stir in shallot and spring onions; cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes or until soft and fragrant. Stir in chickpeas and season with salt and pepper; heat through. Place Swiss chard in pan and cook until wilted. Add tomato slices, squeeze lemon juice over greens and heat through. Plate and season with salt and pepper to taste.


    If Swiss chard is unavailable, use spinach instead.

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    Surprised it was so tasty I just added cumin seeds when cooking the onion. Everyone loved it.  -  07 May 2015


    This was an excellent, easy-to-make, one-pan dish. My girlfriend and I managed to chop all the ingredients and cook this dish in about 15-20 minutes from start to finish. Based on some of the reviews that said the dish was a little bland, I added 2 tsp of crushed chili pepper and about 1 tsp of cayenne pepper to punch it up a bit. It added just a little spicy which is the way I prefer most of my food. I doubled the portions and ate this as a vegetarian main dish (along with some whole grain bread). Added to the Recipe Box and will make again!  -  01 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a good way to use chard -- light yet hearty. I used significantly less olive oil, an entire can of garbanzos, an entire can of diced tomatoes, and added a clove of garlic. I also used leeks instead of onions and shallots, because that's what I had on hand.  -  15 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)