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Chickpeas and Spinach

July 14, 2009

I have totally fallen in love with this recipe. I sort of adapted it from two versions that I saw online (this one and this one). And, best of all, it is pretty healthy!

Ingredients:
Olive oil (or whatever oil you want to use)
Cumin
Red pepper flakes
Fresh garlic
Chickpeas/garbanzo beans
Salt
Pepper
Fresh spinach
Lemon juice
Eggs

 

1. In a pan, sauté over medium heat 1-2 cloves of garlic with ½ – 1 teaspoon cumin and ¼ – ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes. This should only take a couple of minutes. Make sure they do not burn.

2. Turn heat up slightly and add in a can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans and heat them through. Add salt and pepper to taste. Lower heat and add a generous amount of fresh spinach (like a whole bag). You can probably turn the heat off after a minute or two and the spinach should wilt down. Squeeze the juice of one small lemon over top.

3. Serve with fried egg on top.

This meal certainly has a kick to it so if you do not like spice I would go easy on the red pepper flakes. I am pretty sure you could sub black beans if you are not a fan of chickpeas. I actually really do not like cold, whole chickpeas so I was a little skeptical but they are delicious warm.

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