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Recipe of the week: Wholesome chickpea and spinach dish

This week were back to the healthy wholesome meals.

A cheat week last week by introducing the recipe for chocolate chip cookies. This week’s recipes is one that will come to please any vegetarians out there.

This is a very basic dish, mainly thrown together by ingredients that are often around the house.

A very simple, quick, easy and healthy dish full of iron and protein.

Ingeredients:
  • 1 red onion, diced.
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tin of chopped tomoatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of tomatoe pure
  • 1 bag of spinach (washed and stalks removed)
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • crushed chillies flakes
  • 1 tin of chick peas.
Method:
  • peel and chop the onion and crush the cloves of garlic
  • In a medium sized saucepan heat with some sunflower oil and add the garlic and onions.
  • Allow to sweat using parchment paper to lock in the steam and allow the onion and garlic to soften.
  • Add the chilli flakes and cumin, followed by the tinned tomatoes and tomato purée.
  • Simmer for about 20 minutes and season with salt and pepper.
  • Drain the chick peas from the tin and add to the tomato sauce.(You can use dried chick peas and cook separately before adding them to the dish.
  • Wash the spinach leaves and remove any stalks. Add the spinach leaves and allow to wilt down into the sauce.
  • This is a perfect dish with rice or even as a component to any meal.

SEE ALSO – Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Chip Cookies to die for

 

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