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Chickpeas with Spinach

Randy Mayor; Cindy Manning Barr
Yield 2 servings (serving size: about 1 cup chickpea mixture and 1/2 cup rice)
"This vegetarian dish is easy and requires very little oil. Add ground red pepper if you'd like it spicier. I like to serve this dish with Indian flatbread and yogurt." --CL Reader

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon bottled ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can chickpeas, (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup hot cooked basmati rice
  • Lemon wedges (optional)
  • Grated lemon rind (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 403
  • caloriesfromfat 11 %
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 2.3 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 14.2 g
  • carbohydrate 77.4 g
  • fiber 11.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 4.9 mg
  • sodium 707 mg
  • calcium 126 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, ginger, and garlic; sauté 4 minutes or until mixture begins to brown. Add water and tomato paste; cook 2 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring constantly. Stir in spinach, chili powder, salt, and chickpeas; cover. Reduce heat; cook 5 minutes or until spinach wilts and mixture is heated. Stir in juice. Serve over rice. Garnish with lemon wedges and rind, if desired.