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Chickpeas and Spinach with Smoky Paprika

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield 10 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
Smoked paprika is worth hunting down in a good spice section or store. If you don't have it, substitute 1 teaspoon sweet paprika and 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper. Serve this mixture on grilled or toasted bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup organic vegetable broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 (9-ounce) package fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 86
  • fat 1.9 g
  • satfat 0.2 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 3.1 g
  • carbohydrate 14.6 g
  • fiber 3.5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.8 mg
  • sodium 168 mg
  • calcium 64 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and garlic to pan; cover and cook for 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in smoked paprika, and cook for 1 minute. Add white wine, vegetable broth, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Add chickpeas; reduce heat, and simmer until sauce thickens slightly (about 15 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add spinach; cover and cook for 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Stir in parsley and vinegar.

Cook's Notes

This recipe appeared in The New Way to Cook Light (2012) and in the November, 2012 25th anniversary issue.

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