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Chickpea and spinach stew

5
1
1
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
38 min
Prep
16 min
Cook
22 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
A hearty meatless meal. Enjoy it on its own or served over whole wheat couscous or brown rice.

Ingredients

Olive oil

2 tsp(s), extra-virgin

Uncooked onion(s)

2 small, chopped

Table salt

1 tsp(s), divided

Garlic clove(s)

2 clove(s), medium, minced

Ground cumin

2 tsp(s)

Ground ginger

1 tsp(s)

Canned diced tomatoes

15 oz, packed in their own juice, undrained

Chickpeas (15 oz)

3 can(s), rinsed and drained

Fresh spinach

10 oz, baby leaves

Water

2 tbsp(s)

Fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp(s)

Cilantro

¼ cup(s), fresh, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and 5ml (1/2 tsp) salt; cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic, cumin and ginger; cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and their juice, and chickpeas; stir to combine and mash chickpeas slightly with a potato masher.
  2. Using tongs, toss in spinach and sprinkle mixture with water; cook, covered, until spinach is wilted, tossing mixture once half-way through, about 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, cilantro and remaining 2ml (1/2 tsp) salt. Yields about 310ml (1 1/4 cups) per serving.

Notes

Throw in 1ml (1/4 tsp) cayenne to turn up the heat.