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Chickpeas with Baby Spinach Recipe

Looking for an easy chickpeas with baby spinach recipe? Learn how to make chickpeas with baby spinach using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by acarr

Makes 3 servings



from the nytimes: This is mostly a pantry dish, very quick to put together. You can serve it on its own, with couscous or pasta, or over a thick slice of toasted bread rubbed with garlic.

Recipe Ingredients for chickpeas with baby spinach

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Salt to taste
1 pepper to taste
1 tablespoon tomato paste
15 oz. chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup water
1 Cayenne to taste
6 oz. baby spinach

Recipe Directions for chickpeas with baby spinach

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat and add the onion. Cook, stirring, until tender, about five minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, tomato paste and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring for one to two minutes, until fragrant and the tomato paste has turned a darker color. Add the chickpeas, the stock or water, and the cayenne, and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in the spinach, a handful at a time, stirring until each addition of spinach wilts. Add salt to taste and simmer uncovered, stirring often, for five minutes. Add lots of freshly ground pepper, taste and adjust salt and cayenne, and serve.

  3. Note: Another way to make this dish is to blanch the spinach separately in salted boiling water for 10 to 20 seconds. Transfer to a bowl of ice water, drain and squeeze dry. Add to the chickpeas as in step 2, but stir together for only two to three minutes.

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Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 326.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
591
Calories from Fat
121
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.4g
21%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
1675mg
48%
Total Carbohydrates
93.2g
31%
Dietary Fiber
26.8g
107%
Sugars
17.6g
Protein
29.8g
Vitamin A 111% Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 22% Iron 59%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in vitamin A
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