This flavor combination does not disappoint. This dish is both sweet and savory! A very pleasant surprise and I can take no credit. But give it a try if you have not already come across it online! Thanks, Real Simple!!!


5 Minutes

  • 1 box of couscous (10-14 oz)

  • 4 bunches Swiss or Rainbow Chard

  • 1 cup pine nuts

  • 1/4 cup olive oil (more if it needed)

  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 2 15.5 oz cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1 cup raisins

  • approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


20 Minutes

  1. Cook couscous per the directions.

  2. While the couscous cooks, in a large skillet, over low heat, toast the pine nuts. This will take about 3 minutes. Be sure to shake the pan frequently so not to burn. You want the pine nuts a nice golden color. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Heat oil over medium for 1 minute in the same skillet. Add the garlic and cook for another minute, enjoying that beautiful, aromatic smell!
  4. Add the chickpeas, raisins, chard, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring and flipping the chard occasionally, until tender. This should take about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Fluff the couscous with a fork.
  6. Top couscous with the chard mixture and sprinkle with the pine nuts.
  7. Nom, nom, nom.

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