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15-Minute Chickpeas with Spinach

by Nensi Beram
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15-Minute Chickpeas with Spinach

Recipe characteristics

  • Easy to make in less than 15 minutes
  • Made with simple ingredients
  • Makes a satisfying side dish
  • Dietary requirements: vegan (dairy-free), gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, and soy-free

Notes on ingredients

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.
  • Cooked chickpeas: Chickpeas are usually sold dried or pre-cooked in a can. I prefer to use the dried ones and cook them myself but if you don’t feel like cooking, you can use canned chickpeas instead. Just make sure to drain and rinse them well.
  • Spinach: If you’re out of fresh spinach, add frozen instead.
  • Curry powder (optional): I used a mild curry powder which you should be able to find at any health food store. If you don’t like the taste, you can just leave it out.
  • Cumin seeds: Cumin seeds have a warming, earthy flavor and they add an instant depth to any dish. One great way to release the flavor of cumin seeds is to fry them in hot oil. But you can also toast the seeds in a pan without oil.

10-Minute Chickpeas with Spinach

How to make it

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.

Chickpeas with spinach

  • If you are using canned chickpeas, rinse them well in a mesh strainer and drain thoroughly.
  • In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add finely chopped onion and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add cumin seeds and curry powder and cook briefly until just smelling aromatic, about thirty seconds.
  • Add the chickpeas and stir well. Continue to cook the chickpeas for 6-7 minutes, while stirring constantly.
  • Just before the chickpeas are done, add the spinach to the pan, season with salt and pepper, and stir well. Cook for another couple of minutes until the spinach is wilted and the liquid that spinach releases evaporates.

Serving suggestion

  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Serve as a side dish.
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15-Minute Chickpeas with Spinach

15-Minute Chickpeas with Spinach

Nensi Beram
15-Minute Chickpeas with Spinach is an easy and flavorful side dish, ready in under 15 minutes. Gluten-free, nut-free, and grain-free!
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 2
Calories 263 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 400 g cooked chickpeas
  • 2-3 handfuls of spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/3 teaspoon curry powder optional
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

10-Minute Chickpeas with Spinach

  • If you are using canned chickpeas, rinse them well in a mesh strainer and drain thoroughly.
  • In a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add finely chopped onion and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add cumin seeds and curry powder and cook briefly until just smelling aromatic, about thirty seconds.
  • Add the chickpeas and stir well. Continue to cook the chickpeas for 6-7 minutes, while stirring constantly.
  • Just before the chickpeas are done, add the spinach to the pan, season with salt and pepper, and stir well. Cook for another couple of minutes until the spinach is wilted and the liquid that spinach releases evaporates.

Serving suggestion

  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Serve as a side dish.
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Nutrition facts

Nutrition Facts
15-Minute Chickpeas with Spinach
Serving Size
 
2
Amount per Serving
Calories
263
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Sodium
 
560
mg
24
%
Carbohydrates
 
33
g
11
%
Fiber
 
10
g
42
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%

* The nutritional information provided is calculated automatically and should be used as an estimate.

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2 comments

David June 13, 2023 - 6:33 pm

“* The nutritional information provided is calculated automatically and should be used as an estimate.”

So you’re saying we should take this information… with a grain of salt? 🙂

Sorry, I couldn’t resist – this looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it, thank you Ms. Beram!

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Nensi Beram July 4, 2023 - 8:01 pm

Thank you, David! Recipe nutrition calculators are almost always an estimate and should not be relied upon with 100% certainty.

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