Saturday, August 20, 2011
Delicious Swiss Chard with Garbanzo Beans and Fresh Tomatoes
This one's a winner, folks!
2 tablespoons olive oil (or more)
1 bunch scallions (white part only)
1/2 cup garbanzo beans
salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch swiss chard
1 fresh tomato, sliced
juice from 1/2 of a lemon
Heat oil in a large skillet. Stir in the chopped scallions and stir a few minutes. Add garbanzo beans and stir another few minutes. Add salt and pepper. Add chopped swiss chard (both leaves and stems). Cook, stirring until leaves are wilted and stems become slightly soft. Add sliced tomato to heat through. Then add the lemon juice and mix well.
This makes a nice vegetarian meal or a side dish served with meat.
Note: You need a very large skillet to hold the chard until it wilts. I used my 15" cast iron skillet and it was none too large for this recipe.