Chickpeas and lentils are both high in fiber and protein, and they can help lower cholesterol and improve blood sugar levels.

Oleana, Cambridge, Massachussets
Ana Sortun


Quentin Bacon

Recipe Summary

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups salad)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a nonstick skillet over high heat; add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan. Add onions to pan; sauté until soft, about 8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; add garlic. Cook until onions are caramelized, about 20 minutes. Add Swiss chard leaves; cook until wilted and tender, about 5 minutes. Place 6 cups water in a pan; bring to a boil. Add lentils to pan. Reduce heat, and simmer; cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons salt; let sit 5 minutes to absorb. Drain lentils; cool on a baking sheet. Combine chickpeas, lentils, chard-and-onion mixture, pomegranate molasses, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1/8 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.


Nutrition Facts

361 calories; fat 12g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 2g; protein 17g; carbohydrates 49g; fiber 15g; cholesterolmg; iron 7mg; sodium 612mg; calcium 122mg.