Swiss Chard Stems with Chickpeas
(Nohutlu Pazi Sapi)
Bunch of red Swiss chard stems, washed and cut in 1 cm long
1 small size onion, finely chopped
3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2/3 cup chickpeas, canned, rinsed
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp crushed tomato, in can
1 tsp red pepper paste
1 tsp red pepper paste, hot
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup yogurt, plain
1-2 garlic cloves, mashed with salt
Saute the onion with olive oil for about 2-3 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to cook for about 8-10 more minutes over medium-low heat or until stems are softened.
Serve immediately as a light meal with Garlic-Yogurt Sauce and freshly baked Turkish bread.