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Swiss Chard Tajine with Chick Peas and Raisins Recipe

Posted on 23rd of July, 2012 by Lévana

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An authentic Vegetarian Moroccan Tajine starring Swiss chard, dates,  chick peas and raisins. All I can say is, YUM! A complete main course, and Gluten-Free to boot!

Ingredients:
¼ cup olive oil

1 large onion, sliced very thin

2 bunches Swiss chard, stems and leaves separated, each sliced very thin

2 cups canned chick peas, rinsed

½ cup pitted dates, chopped

2 cups water

2 teaspoons turmeric

1 ½ tablespoons cinnamon

1 tablespoon cumin

Good pinch red pepper flakes

Salt and pepper to taste

½ cup golden raisins
1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted

 

Instructions:

Heat the oil in a wide bottom pot. Add the onion and sliced swiss chard stems, and sauté until soft and translucent. Add all but last ingredient and bring to a boil. Reduce the flame to medium and cook, covered, 15 minutes. Transfer all vegetables to a platter with a slotted spoon. Check the liquid in the pot. If it is too thin, reduce on a high flame just a minute or two, until it is the consistency of maple syrup. Just before serving, sprinkle with almonds. Serve hot.

 

Filed under: Chickpeas Recipes, Dates Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Swiss Chard Recipes, Vegetable Dishes Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

4 Responses

  1. Marcy Needle, on Said:

    Interested in your swiss chard tajine recipe, but would like clarification for the amount of swiss chard. How much is two bunches? I belong to a CSA so I don’t get a bunch, I get a certain amount measured by weight.

    Thanks!

    Reply
    • Lévana, on Said:

      Get a nice large bunch, err on the side of a little more if in doubt. You should have no trouble figuring out what a nice size bunch is.

  2. weed family, on Said:

    It would help to have a weight or visual of what a nice large bunch entails. The size of the bunches of chard, or leeks, or fennel from my CSA are very different than what I find at the market.

    Reply

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