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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 139.3
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 293.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g

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ChickPeas & Spinach

Submitted by: HEALTHY4BABY

Introduction

Tasty side-dish good with most anything. It is full of protein and vegetables - what could be better? Tasty side-dish good with most anything. It is full of protein and vegetables - what could be better?
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 can chickpeas/garbonzo beans
    1/2 bag spinach
    2 tbsp olive oil
    1 clove garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)

Directions

Chop garlic.
Add olive oil to pan.
Add chopped garlic.
Saute' chickpeas/garbanzo beans with spinach in olive oil. If using garlic powder rather than chopped garlic add that now.
Saute' until chickpeas are tender and not grainy.
Enjoy alone or with meal. Yum!


Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user W8TE4BABIES.






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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I added fire-roasted tomatoes and served over some thinly sliced, grilled polenta. Excellent main course dish for a meatless dinner! Delicious and will make again. - 3/6/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Everybody, including my 3 year old liked it. I can't resist messing with any recipe, so I added a cup of chopped tomatoes, some ground black pepper, and I used only 1 tbsp. of the oil - that was more than enough - otherwise I think it would have been greasy. - 1/16/08

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  • Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Adding lemon enhanced flavors nicely. - 1/15/08

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Hi folks, I'm new to these recipes, but one thing has me stumped. Each one gives nutritional info per serving, but how am I to know how much is in one serving? - 1/14/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I saute the garlic and spinach and I added onions as well until the spinach is slightly wilted then added the beans since they are already cooked. Delicious! - 1/14/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I found this kind of bland and the beans seemed mushy. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I don't think this ine is for me. - 1/13/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good. I like spinach, but I think the amount of Chickpea was a little more than you needed. I also added some mushrooms. - 3/4/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    sounds good will love to try it this weekend with some couscous and fish - 3/4/09

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely horrible. Spinach was soggy and limp and there was hardly any flavor. - 3/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oh I just tried this for the first time, and I love it! I might add some extras to mine next time... maybe mushrooms to see how that goes. Really good, easy to do which is also a plus for me :) - 1/19/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Always looking for new veggie dishes my husband does not like chick peas but we both loved this dish It was awesome with our grilled salmon - 1/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My SO and I both love this and have made it twice already. I threw in some crushed red pepper as I was sauteeing to add a little punch to it, and that worked out great. Thanks for posting this yummy recipe that gets some vegetable into my system! - 5/28/07

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious! For those who thought the spinach was too wilted or the garbanzo beans were mushy/grainy. You cooked it too long. I added in baby bellas, roma tomatoes, lots of garlic, and a squeeze of lemon juice and it was awesome! Taking the leftovers to work tomorrow. :) - 4/16/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Serving size seems REALLY small... - 11/20/11

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  • This was wonderful! Hubby's comment was: "I could eat this for a meal" as he was shoving it into his face! I WILL do this again! - 6/17/11

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fast, tasty, and filling! I added mushrooms, a little bit of Greek seasoning, and some parmesan cheese, then served it over brown rice. Will definitely make again! - 5/24/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Oh wow, this just tastes good thinking about it in my mind - chickpeas and spinach, two of my favorites. Why didn't I think of this before? (smacking up side my head!!)! - 1/10/11

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  • simple, easy to make and yummy. thanks - 10/20/10

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  • This was quick, easy and delicious! - 3/22/10

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  • One of my favorites! I add sun-dried tomatoes, whole grain pasta and either parm cheese or feta. Yummy! - 1/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    funny, I just made up a recipe last night but I used small white beans and spinach it was yummy kinda like pasta fagilo without the pasta. I use 1/4 cup of beans and lots of spinach to serve just one - 6/21/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Ooohhh... this sounds delicious! I think I'll pan fry a Boca Bruschetta patty, then add the spinach and chick peas (maybe only 1/2 can, though) and a couple of slices of lemon. I can't wait to try this one! - 6/21/09

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  • I added some cumin and cayenne to spice it up a bit. Mighty tastey! Thanks for the idea to put them together. - 6/21/09

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  • All I had was frozen spinach, but I still think it came out great. It was very easy and quick. I will definitely be making this again! - 5/13/09

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Added onion, mushrooms, black pepper, red pepper flakes, & lemon juice, as suggested here, plus sesame-seed salt. All the ingredients are good, but it was still too bland for me. My husband did like it, however. - 3/26/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We tried this for dinner tonight and really liked it. We did add fresh lemon and salt & pepper. Next time, I will add some onion another clove of garlic and tomatoes. It is very good. We do not use canned beans, so I used a cup of our cooked beans. We liked it good recipe. - 3/14/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    interesting combination - 3/6/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great side dish idea for Lent! - 3/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Actuallly - I prefer this as a non-cooked spinach idea - really a salad rather than a side dish. Super easy to fix!
    The addition of the red onion is a keeper! - 3/5/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds easy!!!!! but healthy. :) - 3/4/09

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  • would not make this again, bland. - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great Combo. I'd probably use the entire 10-12 oz. package of spinach and make due with only 1 Tbsp. olive oil. - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent Recipe... I love all the ingredients, never thought of putting them together. - 3/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    how about lightly wilting the spinich, cutting down on the evoo and putting it in the blender. spinich and hummus dip for your veges. i love to experiment with these recipes...thanks - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe for lunch today....and it was fingerlicking good!! YU-MMY!!! I only used 1 tbsp of evoo and added roma tomatoe, sesame seeds, sea salt and crushed pepper. I would definitely make again! Thanks for sharing! ;) - 3/4/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very, very easy to prepare and delicious! I substituted a 10oz box of frozen chopped spinach for the fresh spinach, this recipe will be going into regular rotation at my house. - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I added ginger to mine. Loved it!! - 3/4/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy and I'll add a few onions and red pepper as well. - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Pop it in your Magic Bullet blender and plop it on crackers, celery or cucumber boats. Yeah! - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Healthy enough for me. Thanxx for the recipe. - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love chick peas and spinach, but never thought of them together. This sounds so good. - 3/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this sounds delicious! i like the red pepper idea as well. - 3/4/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds easy and delicious...can't wait to try it! - 3/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy !!!! - 3/4/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds easy to make but could probably be made with less oil in a non-stick skillet. - 3/4/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was very good..not sure i cooked the chickpeas long enough, they weren't mushy...so if anyone wants to add some time guidelines to cooking, that'd be great! but still, was good. we think we'll add it to a pasta and maybe tomatoes....yum :) - 1/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make something similar to this but instead of spinach I use black olives. This will be even yummier with spinach. Thanks for sharing! - 1/16/08

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  • Delicious and nutritious. Definately an addition to my recipe book. - 1/16/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love spinach and I am always looking for something else to go with it. Never thought of the Chickpeas. Very good! - 1/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yummo - 1/16/08

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  • I served this with couscous. I enjoyed it; hubby found it too bland so he added some soy sauce. - 1/15/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I cannot wait to try this!! - 1/13/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It sounds so good, can wait to try it

    Citadiamond - 1/13/08

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  • I made this at least once a day for 3 days. I love it that much!!! - 1/13/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I do love chick peas, and spinach,as well. thank you. - 1/12/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this looks like a heathy recipe being a vegaterion i eat alot of chickpeas and i m sure we are going to enjoy this recipe a lot. kitty 1000 - 1/12/08

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  • Excellent!! I WILL make it again. - 1/11/08

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  • delicious the spinach is particularly good for vegans.. so that is my grandson.. and we all liked it alot as a family...surprise surprise.. - 1/10/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Willl try this tomorrow for lunch - 1/10/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make a similiar recipe without the beans, but add some fresh lemon juice. Delicious. - 1/10/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is also great with the red pepper and white beans. I serve this a lot with a Fish dish. - 1/10/08

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The addition of some red onion and fresh cracked black pepper helped move this into the "This is a keeper" range for me. - 1/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wow, this sounds absolutely super! On my dinner menu for this Saturday! - 1/10/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    HOLY MOLY, that looks awesome.

    I like to eat spinach salad with chickpeas. I don't know why I never thought to warm them up! - 1/10/08

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  • good taste and good for you too - 1/10/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    MMMMMMM yummy! I'm adding some 7 grain fusilli pasta and some tomato and having it for lunch and maybe dinner - 1/10/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great. I love spinach and garlic both so anxious to try it! - 1/10/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I haven't tried this yet but it is on my shopping list. - 1/10/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    receipe sounds delicious. I will try it this week! - 1/10/08

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  • My family enjoyed this!! A great veggie side! - 1/10/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent. My husband loves chickpeas - 1/10/08

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