Tested till perfect Tomato Spinach Chickpea Simmer

Tomato Spinach Chickpea Simmer

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: October 2007

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 2 tbsp 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1chopped onion
  • 3 3minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp 1tspdried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsphot pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsptomato paste
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 ml) 1can (28 oz/796 ml)diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 ml) 1can (19 oz/540 ml)chickpeachickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp 1tsppaprika
  • 1 8 oz/250 g bag 18 oz/250 g bagspinach, trimmed (about 6 cups/1.5L)
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In large saucepan, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat; saut?nion, garlic, oregano, hot pepper flakes and salt until onion is softened, about 4 minutes.

Add tomato paste; fry for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, chickpeas and paprika; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thick enough that space remains after spoon is dragged through, about 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, in skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; saut?pinach until wilted, about 3 minutes. Stir into chickpea mixture.

Additional information : Variation
Tomato Spinach Chickpea Simmer with Tilapia: Place 4 tilapia fillets (1-1/2 lb/750 g) on foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tbsp (15 mL) each lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil; sprinkle with 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper. Broil until fish is golden and flakes easily when tested, about 7 minutes. Serve with chickpea mixture.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 265 pro 10g total fat 9g sat. fat 1g
carb 41g fibre 9g chol 0mg sodium 739mg

% RDI:

calcium 17 iron 42 vit A 64 vit C 65
folate 74
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