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Braised Chickpeas with Chard

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Braised Chickpeas with Chard is a hearty and nutritious dish that combines the protein-packed goodness of chickpeas with the vibrant flavors of Swiss chard. This recipe is rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making it a satisfying and healthy addition to your menu.



  • 2 cans (15 oz each) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Lemon wedges, for serving



  1. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat.

  2. Add finely chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until softened.

  3. Add chopped Swiss chard leaves to the skillet, stirring until wilted.

  4. Stir in ground cumin, smoked paprika, and red pepper flakes (if using). Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the spices are fragrant.

  5. Add drained and rinsed chickpeas to the skillet, stirring to combine with the onion and chard mixture.

  6. Pour in diced tomatoes with their juice, stirring to combine.

  7. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

  8. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low.

  9. Cover and let the Braised Chickpeas with Chard simmer for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

  10. Serve the dish hot, with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing.


Enjoy this wholesome and flavorful meal that’s perfect for a cozy dinner!

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