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Recipe: Swiss Chard with Chickpeas and Couscous

This Real Simple vegetarian meal is packed with fiber — and it’s got plenty of taste, too.

Swiss Chard with Chickpeas and Couscous

Yield: 4 servings

1 10-ounce box couscous

1/2 cup pine nuts

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed

1/2 cup raisins

2 bunches Swiss chard, stems trimmed

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Place the couscous in a bowl.

Add 1 1/2 cups boiling water and stir. Cover tightly and let stand for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, over low heat, toast the pine nuts, shaking the pan frequently, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes.

Transfer to a plate. Return skillet to medium heat, add the oil, and heat for 1 minute.

Add the garlic and cook for 1 minutes.

Add the chickpeas, raisins, chard, salt and pepper.

Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chard is tender, about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat. Fluff the couscous with a fork and divide among individual plates.

Top with the chard and sprinkle with the pine nuts.

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