Vegetarian Recipe: Swiss Chard with Chickpeas and Couscous
1 10-oz box couscous
1/2 cup pine nuts (I did not use)
3 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 15.5 oz can chickpeas, rinsed
1/2 cup raisins (dark or golden)
2 bunches Swiss chard, stems trimmed
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Place couscous in a bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups boiling water and stir. Cover tightly and let stand 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, over low heat, toast pine nuts, shaking pan frequently, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
Return the skillet to medium heat, add oil, and heat for 1 minute. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
Add chickpeas, raisins, chard, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chard is tender, about 5 min. Remove from heat.
Fluff the couscous with a fork and divide among individual plates. Top with chard and sprinkle with pine nuts.
This was a very delicious recipe! I will definitely be making this one again and again. I love the extra flavor the raisins add. I had never had chard before, but it is also very tasty. The only thing I will mention is the couscous–don’t forget about it like I did. Pay attention to how long you let it sit. I got caught up in the cooking of the veggies, that I let the couscous stand too long and it got clumpy and kind of hard. Besides not adding pine nuts, I did add onions for extra flavor that way as well. Yummy!
Recipe credit: realsimple.com