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Chickpeas With Kale, Sun Dried Tomatoes, And Pine Nuts

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  Chickpeas 1 Pound, soaked
  Dried chickpeas/4 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 Pound, dried ones picked over, rinsed, and soaked for 8 hours
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs) (Plus Additional Water, If Necessary)
  Salt To Taste
  Sun dried tomatoes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sun-dried tomatoes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Spanish onion 1 Large, peeled and diced
  Spanish onion 1 Large, peeled
  Red bell pepper 1 Medium, cored, seeded, and diced
  Red bell pepper 1 Medium, cored
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), peeled and finely chopped
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm)
  Kale 1 1⁄4 Pound, trimmed
  Kale 1 1⁄4 Pound, trimmed, chopped, washed, and drained
  Pepper To Taste
  Pine nuts 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), toasted
  Parmesan 1 Cup (16 tbs), grated
  Grated parmesan 2 Tablespoon

1. In a large pot cover the dried chickpeas with 6 cups of water, bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the chickpeas are tender, for approximately 2 hours. Sprinkle the chickpeas with the salt, drain them, and set them aside.
2. In a bowl place cover the sun-dried tomatoes with boiling water and allow them to macerate for 20 minutes.
3. Then drain the tomatoes, julienne them and set them aside.
4. In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, heat the olive oil and sauté the onion, stirring it often, until it is soft.
5. Then add the red bell pepper, saute it, stirring it often, for 2 minutes and then sauté in garlic until it is fragrant.
6. Add and cook the kale, stirring it often, until it is tender such that the water that clings to the leaves should be sufficient to cook the kale and if necessary, add additional water to the pot to prevent the kale from burning.
7. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and season the vegetables with salt and pepper.
8. Add the cooked chickpeas and gently simmer the mixture, stirring it often, for 5 minutes.

9. To serve garnish the chickpeas with the toasted pine nuts and the Parmesan.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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