swiss chard with chick peas
Take a good sized bunch of Swiss chard leaves (less than a pound), rinse them, remove any thick bits of stem, and tear into largish pieces. Steam for about 5 minutes until just wilting and tender. Drain in a colander, squeezing out excess liquid. Roughly chop into coarse shreds.
In a mortar, make a paste of:
2 large garlic cloves
1 teaspoon ground coriander
l/4 - 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Heat 2 tablesppons of olive oil in large pan and saute 1/2 cup of minced onion until golden. Add the garlic paste and 2 teaspoons tomato paste and cook to a nice sizzle.
Along with Swiss chard, add:
1 can chick peas, retaining liquid
Begin to saute, adding enough liquid from the chick pea can to moisten nicely (between 1/2 and 3/4 cup of liquid, or more if necessary).
Can be served either warm or at room temperature. Squeeze a quarter of a lemon over of the dish before serving and serve with lemon wedges.