Quick Tartine with Chickpeas and Chard
Quick Tartine with Chickpeas and Chard

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This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 2
  • Start to Finish: under 15 minutes
  • Prep: 2 minutes
  • Cook: 8 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 623
  • 1563mg Sodium
  • 97g Carbs
  • 14g Fiber
  • 13g Fat
  • 3g Saturated Fat
  • 5g Sugars
  • 26g Protein
  • 306mg Calcium
  • 10mg Iron
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This healthy vegetarian tartine recipe can be doubled or tripled to serve more people or left alone to make a light, easy meal for two. Recipe courtesy of Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine of Big Girls, Small Kitchen.


  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 2 slices good country bread (or make this No-Knead Bread in advance), toasted
  • 1/4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 15-ounce can of chickpeas, just a bit of the liquid poured out
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Grated pecorino (optional)



1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, sauté the shallot and garlic in the oil until translucent and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in the red pepper flakes. Add the chard, stems removed and coarsely chopped, to the skillet, tossing to coat.
2. Turn the heat up and add the white wine, bringing it quickly to a boil. Turn the heat down to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the chard is wilted, about 4 minutes.
3. Add the chickpeas and most of their liquid to keep the mixture moist. Continue to cook until the chard is tender, another minute or so. Season with salt and red pepper to taste.
4. To serve as an easy meal, slather each piece of toast with 2 tablespoons of ricotta. Top each with a big portion of the chard and chickpea mixture, and garnish with grated pecorino cheese.

*Nutritional information does not include optional grated pecorino.

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