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Swiss Chard Tajine with Chick Peas and Raisins Recipe

Posted on 23rd of July, 2012 by Lévana

Swiss Chard Tajine with Chick Peas and Raisins Recipe

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!

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



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

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4 Questions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.


    • 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.