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Pasta with Chickpeas and Swiss Chard

Pasta with Chickpeas and Swiss Chard

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9-11 minutes
  • Total Time: 14-16 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


With lemon and garlic, this pasta with chickpeas and swiss chard is a simple vegetarian meal that’s filling and ready in about 15 minutes.


  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 115 ounce can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 ounces swiss chard, stems removed and torn
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • Shaved Parmesan for serving


  1. Cook the spaghetti until al dente according to package instructions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chickpeas and sauté, periodically shaking the pan and letting the chickpeas turn crispy and golden, about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Add the lemon juice and garlic cooking until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Sauté the swiss chard until it wilts, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Use tongs to transfer the spaghetti from the pot to the skillet. Tossing with salt, pepper and parsley.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan before serving.