Couscous with Swiss Chard, Raisins and Feta

couscous with swiss chard raisins and feta
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  • 4Servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups israeli couscous
  • 1 14 ounce can vegetable broth
  • 2/3 cup golden raisins
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch swiss chard, stems and leaves chopped separately
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese


In a saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add half of the garlic and the couscous and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add the vegetable broth; bring to a boil. Cover, lower the heat and simmer until the broth has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir in the raisins; season with salt.

Meanwhile, in a skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the remaining garlic and the swiss chard stems and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the swiss chard leaves, chickpeas and 1/2 cup water, cover and cook, turning, until the chard is wilted, 2 to 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Serve on the couscous and top with the feta.