Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Recipe: Swiss Chard with Garbanzo Beans and Fresh Tomatoes

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Description: Beans and greens are a perfect combination; earthy and satisfying. Thisr ecipe for Swiss chard with garbanzo beans, onion, and fresh tomato is brightened with lemon juice and makes a perfect vegetarian main dish or a tantalizing side dish for fish or eat.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 shallot, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup garbanzo beans,drained
salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch red Swiss chard, rinsed and chopped
1 tomato, sliced
1/2 lemon, juiced

Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Stir in shallot and green onions; cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes, or until soft and fragrant. Stir in garbanzo beans, and season with salt and pepper; heat through. Place 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.

From: (Submitted by Syd) via Carrie G. (I would recommend using more tomatoes than the recipe calls for - to use up the tomatoes from this week and balance all that swiss chard. Also, this would be best with a couscous or brown rice I think.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Deeeeelicious!!!! great way to use swiss chard! and totally quick and easy.