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Chard and Chickpeas with Avocado Sauce

Quick and simple to make, chard and chickpeas with avocado sauce showcases the versatile bean with two different names. Same, same, but different–garbanzo beans and chickpeas. Ready in less than thirty minutes–simply sauté chard and garlic, stir in chickpeas, and top with a quick and easy creamy blender sauce made with avocado, lime, and fresh cilantro.

Chard and Chickpeas with Avocado Sauce

Why do some folks call them chickpeas and others say garbanzos? Do you know? I suppose we could just look it up. Not important, chickpeas or garbanzo beans, they’re one and the same.

With their nutty flavor, sturdy texture, and “meaty” buttery bite, the chickpeas are a vegetarian staple in cuisines all over the world. Protein-packed chickpeas appear in Italian pasta, in Indian curry dishes, and, of course, hummus and falafel from the Middle East. The French use ground chickpea flour to make their chickpea socca.

Use drained canned chickpeas, or cook yours from scratch. Here’s how to cook garbanzo beans in a pressure cooker.

Be sure to include the chard stems for texture, flavor, and bulk. Cook the stems until tender, just as you would chopped onion.

The simple blender avocado sauce adds a Southwestern flair. Serve alongside steamed rice or quinoa.

ingredients for Chard and Chickpeas with Avocado Sauce

The avocado sauce is a variation from a recipe in Judita Wignall’s cookbook, Raw and Simple. Thanks Judita!

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