Swiss Chard and Chickpeas

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup green garlic (Sub 1/4 c green onions and 1 clove of garlic)
  • 56 stalks swiss chard
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup feta
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice (optional)


  1. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add in the green garlic (see substitution if you can’t find green garlic.)
  2. Stir in garbanzo beans and let cook until they begin to brown slightly (4-5 minutes.) From there stir in swiss chard (de-stemmed), thyme, and remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Let chard cook saute until it cooks down.
  3. Remove from heat and toss with brown rice and feta. This would also make for a great dish without the brown rice or mixed with any other type of grain.