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Roasted Garbanzo Beans and Garlic with Swiss Chard
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Roasted Garbanzo Beans and Garlic with Swiss Chard

Ingredients

Garbanzo Beans:

  • 2 15.5-ounce cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained (about 3 cups)
  • 10 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 large shallots
  • 3 small bay leaves, preferably fresh
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 1/4 cups extra-virgin olive oil


Chard:

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed
  • 3 small bay leaves, preferably fresh
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 2 bunches Swiss chard, center stems cut out, leaves coarsely torn
  • 2 cups low-salt chicken broth

 

Preparation

Garbanzo beans:
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine first 5 ingredients in 8x8x2-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour oil over; cover dish with foil. Roast until garlic is tender, about 45 minutes. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cool slightly, cover, and chill.

Chard:
Heat oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic, bay leaves, and shallots. Cover; cook until shallots are tender, about 2 minutes. Uncover; add half of chard. Toss until chard wilts and volume is reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add remaining chard. Toss until chard wilts, about 2 minutes. Add broth. Cover and cook until chard is tender, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Season chard with salt and pepper. Transfer chard mixture to large sieve set over bowl and drain. DO AHEAD: Can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.

Drain garbanzos and reserve oil; discard bay leaves. Combine garbanzos and chard in large skillet. Add 2 tablespoons oil reserved from garbanzos. Toss over medium heat until warmed through, moistening with more oil by tablespoonfuls if needed, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve.