Food for Thought
1 cup of Swiss chard contains 4 mg of iron. which makes it a significant source of iron, particularly for vegetarians. Region: Chouf
- 1 ¾ cups whole-wheat flour
- 500 g Swiss chard, cleaned, trimmed and cut lengthwise
- 2 ½ cups (50 g) parsley, cleaned and chopped
- ¼ cup (10 g) mint
- 4 spring onions, cleaned, stalk removed, finely chopped
- 5 eggs
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped, then crushed with salt and pepper
- 1 ½ cups water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
- ¼ tsp nutmeg, grated
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp black pepper
- Malek Batal PhD
Method of Preparation
- Beat the eggs then add the flour, nutmeg and the garlic, and mix.
- Gradually add the parsley, mint, Swiss chard, and spring onions, and mix thoroughly. Add water and continue mixing.
- Preheat the oven.
- Pour the egg mixture into a circular baking tray that has been lightly brushed with olive oil.
- Place the tray in the oven for 30 minutes at a temperature of 150°C (302°F).
- Serve cut into identical squares.