Roasted Eggplant, Garlic and Chickpeas with Swiss Chard
1 large sweet onion, chopped
1 sweet pepper, chopped
1 medium eggplant, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
6-9 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup chickpeas (use can or use dried chickpeas, soaked in water for 24 hours)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 tsp freshly, ground pepper
1 bunch swiss chard, rinsed, drained and chopped
1/4 cup vegetable broth
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine chopped vegetables, chickpeas, salt, 4 tbsp Olive Oil, and pepper in a 13X9″ baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes, stir.
Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees. Bake uncovered for 10 minute intervals, stirring in between each interval, for another 20-40 minutes, until eggplant is very tender and vegetables begin to brown.
While vegetables are roasting, heat 1 tbsp Olive Oil
in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped swiss chard and vegetable broth. Reduce heat to medium and stirring frequently, cook swiss chard until tender. Remove from heat and set aside. Combine roasted vegetables and swiss chard