February 16, 2009

RECIPE - Escarole and Chickpeas

Escarole and Chickpeas
2 Servings

Greens and beans is an Italian classic. If you are using canned chickpeas or garbanzos, rinse them well to remove most of the salt. Try sprinkling this with a bit of balsamic vinegar.

1 tsp quality extra-virgin olive oil
1 small head escarole
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chickpeas
Balsamic vinegar, lemon juice or salt and pepper to taste (optional)
2 tsp grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Wash the escarole and pat dry. Tear into pieces and set aside. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the garlic and chickpeas. Cook, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes or until garlic just begins to turn golden. Add the escarole and continue to cook until the escarole is limp but still bright green. Season to taste and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, if using.

Nutritional Information:

Per serving:
272 calories
14 g total fat (2 g sat)
0 mg cholesterol
29 g carbohydrate
9 g protein
8 g fiber
231 mg sodium

- Recipe reprinted with permission of DrWeil.com

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