Saturday, April 21, 2012

Red Swiss Chard with garbanzo beans and Tofurkey

Rice, garbanzo beans, chard and tofurkey blend together harmoniously in this delicious new creation! We had Jerry's 12 year old son JJ over, he smelled what Jerry and I were eating and decided he had to have some. I couldn't believe it. While not a huge fan of the garbanzo beans, he loved the tofurkey and even liked the chard! 


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil 
  • 1/2 onion, chopped 
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tofurkey - (Italian sausage) chopped
  • Pre-cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup garbanzo beans, drained (or subst: kidney beans)
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed red pepper flakes 
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Garlic Salt to taste
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch Orgnanic Red Swiss Chard - stem removed, rinsed & chopped
  • 1 tomato sliced (I was out.)
  • 1/2 lemon or 1 very small lemon, juiced
  • 4 pieces of a sliced Baguette 
  • Earth balance butter 
  • Garlic Salt
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Stir in onions and garlic; cook and stir 3-5 minutes, or until soft and fragrant. 
  • Stir in tofurkey and pre-cooked rice. Pan fry 3-5 minutes. Stir in garbanzo beans and heat through.
  • Add seasoning (Feel free to add more, I typically don't measure so they are estimates), stir to mix throughout. 
  • Place chard in pan and cook until wilted. If you have tomato slices add them. Squeeze lemon juice over greens and heat through. 
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot!
  • Heat sliced baguette in the same pan, add earth balance butter and garlic salt. Dig in! 

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