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Garlicky Chard & Chickpeas


2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 bunches chard, center stems discarded and leaves coarsely chopped
2 cups vegetable broth
½ cup spring onions, finely chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Feta cheese for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add half of the chard and cook 1-2 minutes. Add the remaining chard and cook until wilted. When all the chard is wilted add the vegetable broth. Cover skillet and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Turn off heat and transfer cooked chard to a fine sieve over a bowl to drain. Set aside.
  2. Wipe out skillet and heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Add the spring onion and cook 2 minutes. Add the garlic, chickpeas and chard and cook until heated through, 3-4 minutes.
  3. Drizzle the lemon juice over the mixture and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle cheese on top just before serving.