Lemony Pan Fried Swiss Chard & Chickpeas

Picture of Lemony Pan Fried Chickpeas and Chard from the recipe blog on the Healthy Eats Page of the San Francisco Scenic Fit outdoor fitness training groups website

Serves 1-2  |  Color me Vegan


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 Small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 can (15 ounces chickpeas)
  • 1 bunch swiss chard, chopped
  • 1 small lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Heat the Olive Oil in sauté pan over medium heat. Add diced onion and cook for 5 minutes or until translucent. Next add chickpeas and cook until they turn golden brown about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in chard cooking until it becomes tender and shrinks down about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the zest of one lemon to pan.
  4. Cut lemon in half and squeeze the juice of one half into pan. Stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Optional – To make it a meal, add a sunny side up egg on top of the dish, sliced avocado and/or some steamed broccoli on the side.