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Chard and Chickpeas with Avocado Sauce

Quick and simple to make, chard and chickpeas with avocado sauce showcases 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 garlic.

Chard and Chickpeas with Avocado Sauce

Chickpeas are the versatile bean with two different names. Same, same, but different. Call them 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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  • Tammy

    How many servings does this make? Reply · 19 December, 2017

    • Tammy,
      The recipe feeds 2 to 4 persons. My husband and I share this amount–he is a big eater and eats enough for 2. If you serve with rice–I feel comfortable saying it feeds 4 persons. Thank you. I will add this info to the recipe. Reply · 19 December, 2017

  • Delicious, just needed a touch of chilli. I will be making again, so simple Reply · 25 July, 2021

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