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Sicilian Greens and Chickpeas

Posted on May 13, 2010 | No Comments

This Italian inspired meal puts the spotlight on Italian greens. Sicilian Greens and Chickpeas is an absolute favorite – it’s warm, satisfying and the combination of flavors is┬ásurprisingly perfect (oh, it’s nutritious, too!).

Sicilian Greens and Chickpeas

Sicilian Greens and Chickpeas with a Wheat Roll

Ingredients
1 bunch red chard, sliced thin
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
4 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup vegetable broth
2 15 ounce cans chickpeas, strained and rinsed
1/3 cup sweetened, dried cranberries (or raisins)
pinch of salt
lemon wedges (optional)

Method
In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and salt. Cook until they just start to brown, about 9 minutes. Add garlic and red pepper flakes, cook until they get fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add chickpeas, cranberries, broth, and put chard on top. Cover, cook until the chard is wilted, about 9 minutes, stirring often. Uncover and cook until the liquid cooks away, about 5 minutes. Optionally serve with lemon wedges.

Inspiration
This has been adapted from a similar recipe in the America’s Test Kitchen Cookbook – a great, spiral-bound source of food tips and recipes. Another delicious version uses cannellini beans, escarole and raisins.

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