Roasted Chickpeas with Garlic and Chard

Roasted Chickpeas with Garlic and Chard

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May 17, 2008

Ingredients

Chickpeas

1 19 oz. (540 mL) can chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained

1 head of garlic, separated into cloves and peeled

2 shallots or 3 green onions, roughly chopped

2 bay leaves

1/3 cup olive or canola oil

Chard

2 Tbsp. olive or canola oil

1 large bunch Swiss chard, center stems removed and leaves coarsely torn

6 garlic cloves, crushed

1/2 cup vegetable, chicken or beef broth

Directions

1Preheat oven to 400°F. In a baking dish or cast iron skillet, combine the chickpeas, garlic, shallots or green onions, bay leaves and oil. Roast for about 45 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice, until everything is golden.

2If you used a cast iron skillet, pour the chickpea mixture into a bowl and set the skillet on the stove top. (Otherwise, pull out a skillet.) Drizzle with oil and when it's hot but not smoking, saute the chard and garlic for about 5 minutes, until it's wilted. Pour the stock overtop, cover and cook for another 10 minutes, until the chard is tender. Remove the lid and drain any excess liquid away.

3Add the chickpea mixture to the pan, season the whole thing with salt and pepper, toss around (add a little extra oil if you need to) until heated through, and serve.

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