The chickpeas provide a great alternative to a typical meat stir fry.

Garlicky Swiss Chard & Chickpea Stir Fry

by Dishing Up the Dirt

Prep Time: 15 minutes  |  Cook Time: 20 minutes  |  Serves: 2-4


  • 1/2 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil (or oil of choice)
  • 4 garlic scapes, finely chopped (or sub with 4 cloves of thinly sliced garlic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large bunch of swiss chard, ribs and stems chopped into 1/4 inch pieces and leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (if from the can rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (soaked in warm water for 5 minutes to soften)
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice + more to taste
  • 2-3 Tablespoons minced dill
  • goat milk feta cheese for topping (optional)


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat lightly toast the chopped almonds; about 3 minutes. Shake the pan multiple times throughout toasting. Remove the almonds from the pan and place in a bowl.
  2. In the same skillet add the 2 1/2 Tablespoons of oil and heat over medium. Add the garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally, until golden. About 2 minutes. Add red pepper flakes, chard stems and chickpeas. Continue to cook, stirring often until the chard stems soften and the chickpeas brown up a bit. About 3-5 minutes.
  3. Stir in chard leaves and cook, tossing occasionally, until the leaves are wilted, about 4 minutes.
  4. Turn of the heat and add the raisins, toasted almonds, a healthy pinch of salt + pepper and 1 heaping Tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Divide among plates and top each portion with fresh dill and a sprinkle of feta cheese.


  • Use this recipe as a guide
  • Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary
  • Cooking times will vary from kitchen to kitchen

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