Organic Bound

Taste a Savory Rainbow

February 2014

Here’s a versatile dish that’s easy to pull together from your pantry & freezer whenever you’ve got a taste for some deeply satisfying veggies.

It’s a savory mixture of earthy greens, juicy tomatoes and tender garbanzos — a succulent accompaniment to simple roasted meats, especially chicken or pork, any day of the week.

On a Meatless Monday, serve it over pasta or rice (we love it with nutty brown rice or a long grain & wild rice combo) for a standout vegetarian main dish for 2. Delish!

  • Mixed Rainbow Chard with Tomatoes and Garbanzo Beans

  • Prep Time: 10m | Cook time: 30m | Serves 8 as a side, or 2 as an entrée with rice or pasta
  • Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced Earthbound Farm Organic Yellow Onion (about 1/2 a medium onion)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 9-oz package Earthbound Farm Frozen Organic Rainbow Chard Blend
  • 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 15-oz can garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup water or vegetable broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  •  Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Directions

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until the onion begins to get translucent, about 5 minutes. (Careful — don’t burn the garlic!)
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the tomatoes, frozen Mixed Rainbow Chard and lemon juice. Cook until the chard is tender, stirring frequently (about 10 minutes).
  • Add the chickpeas, paprika, water, salt and pepper. Simmer about 5 minutes more to heat through.
  • Serve hot, topped with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

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