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Vegetarian Swiss Chard And Black Eyes Beans

Here is another wonderful vegetarian dish that uses only a few simple and healthy ingredients. Both Swiss chard and black eyed beans are rich in nutrients and very high in fiber. In Greece, this dish is usually eaten as the main meal, but it also makes a great side dish.
  Black beans 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Swiss chard 1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Olive oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Tomato juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Hot pepper flakes 1 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Wash and strain the black eyed beans and place them in a pot of boiling water for about 5 to 10 minutes (the time really depends on the beans; some beans need longer than others).
Chop the Swiss chard into small cubes. Wash and strain the Swiss chard and place the leaves in a separate pot of boiling water for about 3-4 minutes.
Once the Swiss chard had finished blanching, remove the leaves from the heat and strain the water. Do the same with the black eyed beans.
In a medium sized pot, place the oil and onions. Over a medium heat setting, saute the onions for about 2-3 minutes. Add the beans to the pot and stir for a few minutes. Add a dash of salt and pepper and, if you like a little extra kick, add a pinch of hot pepper flakes. After about 2 minutes, add the Swiss chard and stir. Add the tomato juice and 2 cups of water and stir well. Once the water has begun to boil, cover the pot with the lid and lower the heat. At a low heat setting, allow the beans and Swiss chard to simmer for about 45 minutes to one hour (while stirring periodically). The beans need to cook until all the liquid has been absorbed.

Recipe Summary

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For all those who prefer only health food yet never compromise on taste, try swiss chard and black eyed beans at home.Eating it is as much enjoyable as preparing it with Eva.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 481 Calories from Fat 170

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.7%

Saturated Fat 2.8 g14.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 138.4 mg5.8%

Total Carbohydrates 61 g20.2%

Dietary Fiber 14.2 g56.8%

Sugars 6.3 g

Protein 20 g39%

Vitamin A 22.5% Vitamin C 31.1%

Calcium 12.9% Iron 27.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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