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  • Course: Appetizer
  • Skill Level: Beginner
    Middle Eastern vegetarian dish with Swiss chard and Al Wadi chickpeas.


    • 3 Bunches Swiss Chard
    • 2 Cups water
    • 4 Tbsp Al Wadi Al Akhdar butter
    • 1 Small onion, minced
    • 1 Can Al Wadi Al Akhdar chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    • 100g / 3oz Al Wadi Al Akhdar tomato paste
    • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
    • 1/2 Cup water
    • Salt to taste
    • 1/2 Tsp hot red pepper
    • White pepper
    • Lemon wedges

    Step 1

    Wash and stem the Swiss chard. Chop into one-quarter-inch slices. Place in a saucepan with the water. Cover and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 min. Drain. Squeeze to remove excess moisture. Set aside.

    Step 2

    Heat the butter in a skillet and sauté; the onion for 5 min. Add the Swiss and sauté; for 10 min longer. Stir in the chick peas, tomato paste, lemon juice, water, salt and red pepper. Cover and cook about 20 min. Place in a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the white pepper. Serve with the lemon wedges.

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