Lemony Salmon Fillets with Garbanzo Beans and Swiss Chard
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A super quick and easy meal that is healthy and nutritious but won't heat up your summer kitchen.
Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch, 30 Minute Meals
Cuisine: Interrogation
Serves: 4
Salmon Ingredients:
  • 4 salmon fillets (can use either skinless or skin-on)
  • 1 medium sized lime, juiced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely minced (or 1 tbsp granulated garlic)
  • ½ to 1 tbsp ground chipotle chile pepper
  • 3 tbsp water
  • olive oil
Garbanzo Bean and Swiss Chard:
  • 2 bunches of Swiss chard (or 8 leaves), white stems trimmed off and sliced into thin, even-sized pieces
  • 2 regular sized cans of garbanzo beans, drained
  • ½ small white onion, finely chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp sea salt, adjust to taste
  • ground black pepper, adjust to taste
  • large pinch of ground cumin seed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Instructions for the salmon fillets:
  1. Mix the lime juice, minced garlic, ground chile and water in a large glass dish and until well combined. Place the salmon fillets and gently turn to coat each of them in the sauce. Set aside to marinade for about 10 minutes. While the fish is marinading prepare the side dish.
Instructions for the Garbanzo Bean and Swiss Chard:
  1. Now that the fish is marinading let’s prepare the garbanzos and chard: Heat the oil and once warm add the onion, sauté until soft. Next add the Swiss chard and garlic, cook until the chard has wilted. Add the salt, black pepper, cumin and drained and rinsed garbanzo beans. Stir until very well combined. Turn heat to low, leave un-covered and cook until salmon is done. Make sure to stir it now and then. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan and once warm, gently place the salmon fillets in it — do not discard the marinade. Cook the salmons until firm, then add the marinade and simmer until the sauce thickens a bit — about 8 minutes.
To Serve:
  1. Place some of the garbanzo and chard into the middle of a plate, then gently place one of the salmon fillets on top. Spoon a bit of the thicken sauce over the fillets. Enjoy!
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at https://www.spiciefoodie.com/2014/07/02/lemony-salmon-fillets-with-garbanzo-beans-and-swiss-chard/