Saturday, March 29, 2014

Swiss Chard with Chickpeas and Couscous Recipe

Photo: John Kernick

The Hummus Recipes Kitchen (The Home of Middle Eastern Food Recipes) invites you to try Swiss Chard with Chickpeas and Couscous recipe.  Enjoy the good taste of Middle Eastern Food and learn how to make Swiss Chard with Chickpeas and Couscous.

 Yield: Makes 4 servings


1 10-ounce box couscous
1/2 cup pine nuts
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
1/2 cup raisins (dark or golden)
2 bunches Swiss chard, stems trimmed
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Place the couscous in a bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups boiling water and stir. Cover tightly and let stand for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, over low heat, toast the pine nuts, shaking the pan frequently, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Return skillet to medium heat, add the oil, and heat for 1 minute. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the chickpeas, raisins, chard, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chard is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Fluff the couscous with a fork and divide among individual plates. Top with the chard and sprinkle with the pine nuts.

Tip: It's easy to vary this basic recipe from one week to the next. Try using spinach instead of Swiss chard, almonds in place of pine nuts, or currants as a substitute for raisins.

Sara Quessenberry, Real Simple

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