Spinach and Chick Peas with Bacon

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 3
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 254.9
  • Total Fat: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.4 mg
  • Sodium: 604.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.2 g
  • Protein: 11.2 g

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Introduction

Although we serve is as an entree' this recipe is terrific with pork chops or roast chicken. It's inspired by a similar fabulous dish served as fast-paced lunch in Barcelona, Spain.

Although we serve is as an entree' this recipe is terrific with pork chops or roast chicken. It's inspired by a similar fabulous dish served as fast-paced lunch in Barcelona, Spain.


Number of Servings: 3

Ingredients

    3 slices thick-cut bacon
    1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
    1 15-oz can chickpeas, rinsed
    1/4 tsp dried hot red pepper flakes
    8 cups baby spinach (6 oz), tough stems discarded
    1 garlic clove, minced

Tips

Boiling the bacon helps remove a lot of the grease.
We used half a package of frozen spinach.


Directions

Bring a 3-quart pot 3/4ths full of water to a boil. Add bacon and cook 2 minutes. Drain bacon and rinse in cold water. Pat dry and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces.

Cook bacon in a 12-inch heavy skillet sprayed with the EVOO, over moderate heat, stirring, until browned. Leaving bacon in skillet, spoon off all but 1 t T fat. Add chickpeas, and red pepper flakes to skillet and saute over high heat, stirring occasionally, until chickpeas begin to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in spinach and garlic and sauté, stirring, until spinach is wilted. Season with salt and pepper.

Serving Size: 3 servings

Number of Servings: 3

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DUKKIE.

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