Swiss Chard and Chickpea Stew

Swiss Chard and Chickpea Stew

Swiss Chard and Chickpea Stew

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Soups, Stews & Chilis
Cuisine Mediterranean
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4
Calories 214 kcal


  • 10 oz fresh chard washed and chopped
  • 14 oz garbanzos cooked
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 day old slice of bread
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • Put the chard in a bowl with water and salt and soak for 5 to 7 minutes. Then remove it from the water and set aside.
  • Heat three tablespoons of olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat, add the garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Once slightly browned, transfer into a blender.
  • Add the slice of bread to the same pan and toast on both sides, about 3 minutes. When it is golden brown, add it to the blender along with the garlic.
  • Add the onions and sauté for about 3 minutes, if necessary, add more oil. Cook until transparent.
  • Once the onion is transparent, lower the heat, add the paprika, stir and add the chard quickly to avoid burning.
  • Add three tablespoons of vinegar and a cup of water into the blender. Blend the garlic and bread into a creamy consistency.
  • Add the blended garlic and bread to the pan. Add the chickpeas and spices and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. If it starts to become too dry, add a little water.
  • Remove from the heat and let it rest for 3 minutes. Serve accompanied with sliced bread.


Calories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 11gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 197mgPotassium: 631mgFiber: 10gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 4489IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 109mgIron: 5mg
Food Group Rice, Pasta & Grains
Keyword Healthy
Cooking Method Sauteing
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