Swiss chard & chickpea saute’

I make this once in awhile it only takes about 15 minutes from start to dinner. It’s good, filling and perfect for when you’re starving and it’s too late to eat a heavy meal.

You’ll need (If you come to my house it’ll be all organic or local produce): 

  • About a tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 large Spanish or yellow onion chopped up (not to small)
  • Some broccoli cut into pieces
  • A few cloves of garlic, chopped up
  • 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed really well
  • A dash of cumin
  • A sprinkle of dried hot pepper 
  • A big pinch of celtic sea salt 
  • 1 bunch of Swiss chard, rinsed & cut up 
  • Brown rice leftover from the night before 
  • Some balsamic vinegar


  1. Take the oil & put it in a big frying pan and heat up. 
  2. Add the onions & cook until they’re translucent 
  3. Add the broccoli and garlic and a few tablespoons of water & saute’ for a few minutes.
  4. Add the chick peas, cumin, hot pepper and salt. Cook for a few minutes.
  5. Add the chard & cook until wilted, stir frequently. 
  6. Add the rice & cook until heated up 
  7. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar & you’re good to go. 
  8. Serve in a bowl.


The leftovers make a great lunch, just bring ‘em to work with you and heat up for a few seconds (if you’ve got to nuke it do it. I’m not a fan of microwaves but this is so much better warm an occasional use is worth it.)

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