Couscous with chickpeas
Couscous with Chickpeas and Swiss Chard
Serves: 4

  • 1 (10 oz) box couscous
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 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 Information
Calories: 540 Fat: 24 g Carbohydrates: 71 g Sugar: 23 g Fiber: 13 g Protein: 17 g