Swiss Chard With Garbonzo Beans For A Hot Summer Night

Swiss chard with garbanzosjpg It’s HOT, HOT, HOT and I love it. During this glorious time of the year I keep everything simple and extremely fresh.

I eat a lot of fruits, raw veggies and salads to help combat the heat. Every once in a while I want a nice cooked, hot meal for dinner during the summer. That’s why I created this great Sautéed Swiss Chard with Garbanzo Beans recipe.

It’s a dish that will not keep you in the kitchen too long, gives you ample amounts of fiber and has an impressive phytonutrient profile. This leafy green vegetable has not been studied as much as the beloved Kale but still packs a punch. It’s loaded with Vitamin C to help fight off those pesky summer colds. Full of iron, this green vegetable will help keep you strong as Popeye

The below recipe is pretty basic. There is plenty of room to play with spices, herbs and maybe more garlic to create your own version of the dish.

Here is a bonus – this is a detoxing, weight losing, healthy living, and lifestyle friendly recipe to keep you looking good in your summer wardrobe.

 

SAUTÉED SWISS CHARD W/ GARBANZO BEANS

Makes 4 servings

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 small onion, chopped

1 bunch Swiss chard, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 15-ounce can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

Sea salt and pepper

Add coconut oil to a hot pan. When the coconut oil is melted, add the chopped onion. Sauté for about 3 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the Swiss chard. Sauté until the Swiss chard is wilted. Next, add the garlic, garbanzo beans, sea salt, and pepper. Remove from heat and serve.

* Please add any spices you’d like to up the jazz up the dish.

I want to hear from you! Let me know what you think about the recipe. Did you use different spices? Can’t wait to hear from you!