CHICKPEAS AND SWISS CHARD GUIDE
1 cup chickpeas
4 3/4 cups with water
A little bit of oregano
Salt to taste
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 teaspoon ground garlic
2 cups Swiss chard leaves (in thick strips, separate them from their stalk or trunk)
The night before, rinse the chickpeas 2-3 times. Place it to soak overnight.
The next day, remove the water. In a pot place it to boil over medium heat, with 2 1/4 cups of water for 10-12 minutes.
Then remove it from the fire, discard the water and change it to 2 1/2 boiling water. Empty it very carefully. Add salt to taste.
When it begins to boil, place a little oregano and cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes. Try them to test the texture and decide if they’re ready. According to the texture you want, you can leave them boiling a little longer or, in any case, remove them from the heat.
In another pot, sauté the garlic and onion with a pinch of salt. Then, place the chickpeas to boil with the dressing for about 10 more minutes. If you want them juicy, I recommend pouring them with a little bit of the water they boiled in.
Rinse the chard with fresh water, drain it, and place it in hot water for 1-minute maximum, trying not to let it fall apart. Add it to the pot with the chickpeas and seasoning. Remove immediately from the fire.
Serve and enjoy it!
- Source of minerals such a magnesium, manganese, zinc, phosphorus, iron
- Source of vitamins such as: A, C, K, E, thiamin, riboflavin, B6 (folic acid), folate,
- Protein source
- Helps prevent cancer
- It helps regulate cholesterol
- It helps regulate blood pressure
- Help to lose weight
- High fiber content
- Helps keep the digestive system in good condition and functioning
- Strengthens bones
- Maintains healthy brain functions