Vegetable: Chickpea Cassoulet with Tomatoes and Chard

posted by Schmitty 08-15-100 3:06 AM

Chickpea Cassoulet with Tomatoes and Chard

1 onion diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 pinches red pepper
2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme (1/2 tsp. dried)
1/2 tsp. paprika
pinch saffron threads (optional)
15-oz can chickpeas
2 cups chopped tomatoes
freshly ground pepper
1 bunch chard, leaves only
12 oz. spaghetti
1/2 cup grated soy cheese

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook pasta al dente, drain.

Saute onion garlic, crushed red pepper, herbs, paprika, and saffron (if desired). Cook over medium high heat, stirring frequently until onions are soft about 8 minutes.

Add chickpeas, 1/2 cup of their liquid and tomatoes. Season with pepper. Lower heat and simmer 15 minutes. If pan becomes dry, add a little water to keep it moist. Steam chard until bright green and tender. Remove, chop coarsely, season with pepper and if desired salt. Put pasta in casserole, add chickpea-tomato mixture, chard and cheese. Toss until well mixed.

Cover with foil and bake until warmed through, about 20 min. Serve with additional grated cheese if desired. Makes 4 to 6 servings

Can use fresh or frozen spinach. Kale would work just as well. You can also prepare this ahead of time, then pop into oven and heat for 20 min. Can leave the hot peppers out of this if desired.

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