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    Swiss chard, chick peas and mint

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 0 minutes
    • Total time: 20 minutes 20 minutes

    Serves: 4-6


    2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to drizzle

    2 onions, finely chopped

    3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

    2 celery stalks, finely chopped

    2 generous pinches chilli flakes

    600g swiss chard, leaves roughly torn and stems cut into 1cm lengths

    3 tbsp tomato purée

    150ml dry white wine

    2 x 400g cans chick peas, drained and rinsed

    ½ lemon, juice

    2 handfuls mint leaves


    1. Heat the oil; add the onions, garlic, celery and chilli flakes. Season and sweat for 5 minutes; add the chard stems and cook for another 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato purée, cook for 1 minute; add the wine and bubble until reduced.

    2. Add the chick peas, chard leaves and 150ml water. Season, then cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice and all but a few mint leaves. Serve, with mint leaves, a splash more olive oil, and couscous, if liked.

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