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Super Fast Chickpeas and Spinach

What you need: 

1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
2 to 4 tablespoons minced garlic
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained or 12 ounces cooked chickpeas
1 (10 ounce) package chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained or 8 ounces fresh spinach
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon tahini
1 tablespoon concentrated tomato paste
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon ground paprika or cayenne pepper
salt, to taste
1/4 to 3/4 cup liquid (water, wine, or vegetable broth)

What you do: 

1. In a saute pan, heat vegetable oil Add onion and garlic; saute until soft. Stir in the chickpeas and spinach. Saute for another 2 to 4 minutes.
2. Add the lemon juice, tahini, tomato paste, and spices (coriander, cumin, ginger, paprika or cayenne pepper, and salt).
3. Lower the temperature. Add 1/4 cup liquid and simmer for 10 minutes. Add additional liquid if you want a thinner consistency.
Serve with rice or bread. I make a big batch of this and keep it in the fridge. It's quick, nutritious, and good hot or cold.

Preparation Time: 
15 to 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
6 to 8
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

ok tried it again last night I was gonna use curry powder but when i mixed up the paste and tried it was nasty so i threw it out and followed the recipe omitting the lemon juice, was sure it was gonna taste great but still tasted like vomit but just not sour vomit since i omitted the lemon, must be the coriander, I don't know. i give up and i am jealous of you all who got this to work for your taste buds, it sounds sooooo good but I guess its just not for me. I am gonna stick to using chickpeas in my chickpea salad sandwich and on salads.

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ok tried it again last night I was gonna use curry powder but when i mixed up the paste and tried it was nasty so i threw it out and followed the recipe omitting the lemon juice, was sure it was gonna taste great but still tasted like vomit but just not sour vomit since i omitted the lemon, must be the coriander, I don't know. i give up and i am jealous of you all who got this to work for your taste buds, it sounds sooooo good but I guess its just not for me. I am gonna stick to using chickpeas in my chickpea salad sandwich and on salads.

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tried this last night and it was nasty, I think what ruined it was the lemon juice, all my taste buds could taste was lemon juice and it tasted like sour vomit, it even upset my stomach really bad. I am gonna make this again but omit the lemon juice and use curry powder as another reviewer did. I have no doubt that this is amazing and I am gonna change stuff til it is :-) good bye lemon juice.

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This is delicious.  I used soaked dried chickpeas (which I cooked first) and a bit more lemon that called for, and didn't have any tahini, but otherwise followed the recipe.  Really really good.

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Really tasty! I was short on a few things so I made a few substitutions: I threw in some green peas and red cabbage because it was in the fridge, for spices I used garam masala, tumeric, cumin, and crushed red pepper, I replaced the tomato paste with tomato sauce, and finally I sprinkled a little bit of stevia in just before eating it.  YUM!

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Really good! I had the hardest time deciding what to eat for dinner, but I had spinach and chickpeas on hand so here it is. I used pasta sauce instead of tomato paste, I didn't have ground ginger, and subbed chili powder for the cayenne. I kept everything else the same. I do think the servings sizes are off though, unless I'm a big pig :-p I made the full batch and it served my fiance and myself along with some bread (he has a little left over, but it was basically a good bowlful each).

Thanks!

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Made this last night, and my husband and I both loved it!  I doubled the recipe, and used fresh baby spinach.  I mixed the tahini and all the spices together with a whisk before I added them to the pan... worked well!  I served this over Basamati rice last night, and it was a bit too dry because the rice soaked up all the juice.  Maybe next time I'll up all the sauce ingredients. 

Thanks for the quick/easy recipe!  ;)b

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I can't believe how delicious this is!!  I followed the recipe with a few minor changes:

*I only used half the frozen spinach bag because it seemed like too much spinach if I used the whole thing
*I omitted lemon juice (because I didn't have it)
*I omitted coriander because I hate it
*I added curry powder
*I added 1.5 tbsp of Earth Balance

This is GREAT.  I love it.  I'm going to be making this all the time.  I don't think it needed lemon juice at all.

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I followed the recipe exactly except that I added chopped button mushrooms.  I thought this dish was fantastic.  I served it over brown rice, but it really doesn't need a side dish as it is awesome on its own.  I loved the tahini-lemon combination.

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Delicious!!  I followed the recipe exactly, maybe adding a bit more tahini and cayenne....next time I definitely wanna try using fresh spinach - or maybe kale!

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