Swiss Chard With Chickpeas and Couscous

Swiss Chard With Chickpeas and Couscous
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place the couscous in a bowl. Add 1 ½ cups boiling water and stir. Cover tightly and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Return the skillet to medium heat, add the oil, and heat for 1 minute. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the chickpeas, raisins, chard, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chard is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Fluff the couscous with a fork and divide among individual plates. Top with the chard and sprinkle with the pine nuts.
By February, 2007

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 540Calories From Fat 40%
  • Fat 24g
  • Sat Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 1,329mg
  • Carbohydrate 71g
  • Fiber 13g
  • Sugar 23g
  • Protein 17g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Spinach
It’s easy to vary this recipe. Use spinach instead of Swiss chard, almonds for pine nuts, or currants for raisins. 

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