Swiss Chard With Chickpeas and Couscous

Swiss Chard With Chickpeas and Couscous
Photo: John Kernick
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 serves


  • 1 10-ounce box couscous

  • ½ cup pine nuts

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed

  • ½ cup raisins (dark or golden)

  • 2 bunches Swiss chard, stems trimmed

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

540 Calories
24g Fat
71g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 540
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 1329mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 17g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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