Swiss chard with chickpeas

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Swiss chard with chickpeas

  • Author: Vanessa Perrone
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Cuisine: mediterranean


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  • 2 bunches swiss chard, washed and chopped into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 vidalia onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 19 oz can chickpeas
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup basil


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the swiss chard and blanch for 3 minutes. Drain
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, heat the olive oil and saute the onion, garlic and chili flakes.
  4. Add the blanched chard to the pan and toss.
  5. Add the chickpeas, diced tomatoes, water, salt and basil. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook for 15 minutes.
  6. Enjoy on its own, as a side dish or as a sauce with your favourite pasta.