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Swiss chard and garbanzo pasta

This is a great, quick, nutritious recipe. I found it online while searching for more ways to cook the delicious Swiss chard we get from Athens Locally Grown, and I’ve changed it only by adding the mushrooms and onion.

Could be vegan without the feta, of course.

Source: Ali's Cleaner Plate Club blog at http://cleanerplateclub.wordpress.com/2008/01/31/were-celebrating-with-chard-feta-pasta/ (Entered by Merrill Morris)
Serves: 3-4
Vegetarian!

Ingredients
1/2 lb Swiss chard      View Available Products
1 med onion
8 oz mushrooms      View Available Products
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1 can Low-sodium garbanzo beans
1/4 cup feta      View Available Products
7-8 oz whole-wheat pasta      View Available Products
3-4 cloves garlic
1-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Get the pasta cooking.
  2. Wash the chard and take the stems off the leaves. Chop the stems.
  3. Start heating the olive oil in a skillet. Chop onion and fry for a few minutes in olive oil, then add the chard stems and chopped mushrooms, too, if you wish.
  4. Add the chard leaves and garlic. Sprinkle with the balsamic vinegar (add more if you like).
  5. Drain and rinse the garbanzos. Add to the chard mix and heat. Add more balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Place chard mixture on top of cooked pasta and sprinkle with feta.

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