Garbanzos and Swiss Chard

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  1. In pot steam, parboil or microwave chard leaves until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Set leaves in colander to drain.
  3. Squeeze out excess moisture and shred coarsely.
  4. Crush garlic in mortar with salt, coriander and chile until thick, crumbly paste forms.
  5. Heat olive oil in 10-inch skillet and saute onion until pale-golden.
  6. Add garlic paste and tomato paste and stir into oil until sizzling.
  7. Add chard, basic cooked garbanzos and cooking liquid and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and let stand until ready to serve (contents of skillet should be very moist but not soupy. For looser texture, stir in more garbanzo cooking liquid)
  9. Serve warm, at room temperature or cold with lemon wedges.