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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 189.8
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 404.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.4 g
  • Protein: 8.0 g

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Greek Chickpeas and Spinach


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Introduction

Try this as a side dish tonight! Try this as a side dish tonight!

Ingredients

    • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 2 cups precooked chickpeas or one 15oz. can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
    • 2 tablespoons fresh dill weed, finely chopped
    • 1/2 lb. fresh spinach, cleaned and chopped or torn into bite-size pieces
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

1. Using a large frying pan, sauté onion and garlic in oil over medium heat for 2 minutes.

2. Add chickpeas and dill. Stir-fry for 5 minutes.

3. Add the spinach, a little at a time. Drizzle lemon juice over all ingredients and cover with lid.

4. Cook 5 minutes or until the spinach shrinks. Stir to combine. Serve hot.

Serves 4.

Reprinted with permission by Public Health – Seattle & King County





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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    OMG!! This was great!! I added more garlic though. On my first serving I added mozzarella and red crush pepper on top, it was finger licking good! On my second serving I added hot sauce on top! Oh my! Oh my!! I just loved it! I would definitely make this recipe again and again! Thanks for sharing! - 11/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this like recipe, adding a can of diced tomatoes and 4 servings of cooked orzo pasta. I mixed it all together and dressed with more lemon juice and EVOO. I could have fed an army with all the food it made, I'll be eating it for a week. Good thing it was absolutely delicious!! - 3/11/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    We love Spinach. The nice thing about this quick recipe is that you can alter it to fit any ethic food. Add cumin ans seasme it becomes Mid Eastern, Seasme Ginger (Ken's) & some Mung bean sprouts it becomes Asian. Add italian or Ceasar dressing. You get my point, this dish is a very flexible base. - 10/31/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I really like this dish - I love spinach and the chick peas make it a protein-rich meal that is quite filling and satisfying. I added green, red, and yellow bell peppers and tomatoes (cleaning out the fridge :) as well as some Frank's Red Hot sauce. Very good! Thank you :) - 1/10/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It was a very good dish, my dh and I enjoyed it. Next time I make it I will add more garlic and some hot pepper flakes though. I think I will switch it up another time and try the canned tomatoes and feta. A very versatile dish :) - 4/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! I made these with white beans, since I didn't have any chickpeas and it was excellent. - 5/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We left out the dill and added tomatoes and feta cheese. Wonderful, we will have this many more times. - 3/8/08

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very healthy and good for diabetics - 9/2/10

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    not bad. i did not have lemon juice so i used lime. also tossed in a can of diced tomatoes. this may be good served over brown rice. - 10/27/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used kale instead of spinach, and it was delicious! I didn't have any garlic, and I think it would have been even better with that. I also added a little cracked red pepper a little kick....YUM! - 10/27/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious! I used frozen spinach to make it easier and added some diced extra firm tofu to crank up the protein, and I absolutely loved it. This is one I'll be making again! - 9/15/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Quick to prepare, nutritious and tasty. Was a bit hesitant about adding the dill, but followed the recipe exactly and it came out tasty --- the family liked it. - 1/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome starter recipe! I added 4oz reduced fat feta cheese, 1 c part skim ricotta and 4 reduced fat laughing cow swiss cheese wedges. It was so delicious and I ate the leftovers for lunch the nex day! Even my picky toddler ate it! Similar taste to Spanakopita! Thinking of baking it in phyllo. - 12/27/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I omitted the lemon juice (didn't have any). I doubled the garlic and added a teaspoon of Mrs. Dash. Great! - 12/18/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Ok I have to ask... I prepare this for todays lunch, I like it, but can I add salt and spices??? - 9/23/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This wasn't bad. I think next time I will add more spinach, a few less chickpeas, mushrooms, and more garlic, skip the lemon juice. I really do like that I have another recipe to help me get veggies in. This is not a bad recipe at all, I just need to tweak it to meet my tastebuds! - 9/20/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Gr8 minds think alike! I make this dish from time to time and enjoy it (minus the lemon juice). I'm a Concoction Fanatic! :0) - 8/24/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this, but made some changes. I used a couple of teaspoons of curry powder instead of the dill and a generous shake of red pepper flakes. I also added a red pepper that was very finely chopped as it adds a lovely sweetness to the dish. I eat two servings as an entire meal! - 4/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe. I have made it several times. I plan to try it with tomatoes and chopped green pepper. - 12/5/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was wonderfully quick to make. Unfortunately, it did not impress my family. I think if I ever make it again, I will spice it up with some cayenne pepper or salsa. - 10/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this dish! To add extra Proteins to the dish, I like to sprinkle with Feta Cheese. - 10/27/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Served on wheat flatbread w/ feta cheese and yogurt is amazing.

    I could honestly do without the chickpeas, but fiber and protein are good.... - 8/30/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good! Easy to prepare and tasty. I had to use dried dill, but it seemed to work OK. - 8/5/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I make a similar chickpea salad with red onion, vinegar, olive oil. This is great chilled! - 7/30/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I clipped this weeks ago and just got it made. It's wonderful! I read the suggestion about adding tomatoes and would be afraid of killing the dill/lemon. - 3/20/08

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