Swiss Chard and Orange Garbanzo Bean Sauté
Swiss Chard and Orange Garbanzo Bean Sauté

This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 4
  • Start to Finish: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 63
  • 191mg Sodium
  • 8g Carbs
  • 0.5g Fiber
  • 3g Fat
  • 0.5g Saturated Fat
  • 0.5g Sugars
  • 3g Protein
  • 27mg Calcium
  • 1mg Iron

Crunched for time after a long weekday? This meal is ready in less than 15 minutes, and the Swiss chard provides vitamin A for bright, gorgeous eyes; vitamin K for strong bones; and vitamin C for antioxidants and glowing skin. What's not to love about this sexy green? 

This recipe yields four side-dish servings or two dinner servings. Add more garbanzo beans and a can of Italian tuna in olive oil for a heartier meal.


  • 1 bunch (13.5 ounces) Swiss chard
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 can (15 ounces) organic garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • Zest of 1 orange



1. Cut stems from Swiss chard leaves. Slice stems crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces and place in a bowl. Stack greens, roll into a thick cigar shape, and slice crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick ribbons.
2. Toast pumpkin seeds in a small skillet over medium heat until fragrant, toasty brown, and plump, shaking the pan often for 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a small plate to cool.
3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and salt and cook, stirring often, until starting to soften, about 3 or 4 minutes. Stir in chard stems and cook until starting to soften, about 4 minutes. Add leaves and cook, stirring often, until beginning to wilt, about another 4 minutes. Gently stir in beans and turn off the heat. Finish with orange juice and zest, and dish greens onto a serving platter. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.

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