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Swiss Chard With Chickpea And Couscous

VIEWS 1847

Energy (kcal) - 118

Protein (g) - 5.6

Carbohydrate (g) - 16

Fat (g) - 4.4

Khyati's Health-O-Meter Says:

Couscous is a traditional food from Northern African cultures.  It helps to prevent bacterial and viral infections, as well as maintain a healthy heart. Like other legumes, chickpeas are prized for their high protein and fiber content, and also contain several key vitamins and minerals known to benefit human health which include controlling blood glucose levels, and the vitamin and mineral content takes care of the bone health.  Swiss chard is a nutrient-dense vegetable that contains a wide range of phytonutrients that have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Couscous/Quinoa - 30 g
  • Chickpeas (boiled) - 15 g
  • Swiss Chard/Lettuce - 30 g
  • Raisins - 1 tsp 
  • Almonds/Walnuts - 1 tsp
  • Garlic - ¼ tsp
  • Black pepper - a pinch
  • Olive oil -  ½ tsp
  • Salt - as per taste
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1 Place the couscous/quinoa in a bowl. Add ½ cup boiling water and stir. Cover tightly and let it stand for 10 minutes Step 2 Meanwhile, roast the almonds in a skillet over low heat until gulden brown. Transfer to a plate. Step 3 Return the skillet to medium heat, add the oil and heat for 1 minute, add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Step 4 Add the chickpeas, raisins, chard, salt, and pepper. Cook stirring occasionally, until the chard is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Step 5 Fluff the couscous/quinoa with a fork and divide among individual plates. Top with chard and sprinkle with the nuts.

Swiss Chard With Chickpea And Couscous - BY KHYATI RUPANI

10 FEB 2018
VIEWS 1847

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