Espinacas con garbanzos (spinach with garbanzo beans) is a popular dish in southern Spain's Andalusia region. There, it's often served as a tapa, or appetizer, piled on pieces of toast and presented with a glass of sherry. In this menu, it accompanies the phyllo purses. The breadcrumbs help thicken the liquid to coat the spinach and chickpeas.
Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2004
Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes. Add red pepper and garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Add cumin; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add water, breadcrumbs, sherry, saffron, and chickpeas; cook 2 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring frequently. Add half of spinach; cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Repeat procedure with remaining spinach. Remove from heat. Stir in parsley and remaining ingredients.
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