Chickpea and Spinach Stew

So you’re done with the holiday indulgence…

In January, you might want to focus on recipes that are comforting, nourishing, and maybe even a bit lighter after the indulgences of the holiday season. Enjoy our newest recipe; Chickpea and Spinach Stew. This meal is diverse and incorporates seasonal ingredients to help you stay warm and healthy during the winter months!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans (15 oz each) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 bag (10 oz) fresh spinach, washed and chopped
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh lemon wedges for serving

 

Instructions:

Prepare the Ingredients

  • Rinse and drain the chickpeas.
  • Finely chop the onion and mince the garlic.
  • Wash and chop the fresh spinach.

Sauté Onions and Garlic

  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onions and sauté until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

Add Spices

  • Stir in the ground cumin, ground coriander, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper. Cook for another minute to toast the spices.

Add Chickpeas and Tomatoes

  • Add the drained chickpeas to the pot and coat them with the onion and spice mixture.
  • Pour in the diced tomatoes with their juice. Stir well to combine.

Simmer

  • Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the stew to a gentle simmer. Allow it to cook for about 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

Add Spinach

  • Once the stew has simmered and the chickpeas are tender, stir in the chopped spinach.
  • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, just until the spinach wilts.

Adjust Seasoning

  • Taste the stew and adjust the seasoning as needed. Add more salt, pepper, or spices according to your preference.

Serve

  • Ladle the chickpea and spinach stew into bowls.
  • Serve with a wedge of fresh lemon on the side for a burst of citrus flavor.
  • Enjoy your Chickpea and Spinach Stew as is or with a side of crusty bread. It’s also great over cooked rice or couscous!

This hearty and nutritious stew is not only delicious but also packed with protein and vitamins. It’s perfect for a cozy winter meal! We hope you try it out and enjoy!