chickpea & saffron stew

Love & Lemons

Ready in: 45 minutes
Servings: 3
Vegetarian
Vegan
Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Very Popular

Ingredients

  • 4 cups baby spinach
    Produce
  • 2 cups veggie broth
    Canned and Jarred
  • 1 28-oz can whole peeled tomatoes, use the tomatoes only, not the juice
    Canned and Jarred
  • 2-3 cups fresh chickpeas (or 2 cans, rinsed and drained)
    Pasta and Rice;Canned and Jarred;Ethnic Foods
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
    Produce
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing
  • pinches of red pepper flakes
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 2 or so teaspoons saffron
    Ethnic Foods;Spices and Seasonings;Gourmet
  • salt & pepper
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 3 shallots (or 1 small onion), chopped
    Produce
  • 2-4 tablespoons sherry vinegar (depending on how much tang you like)
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing
  • 3 teaspoons paprika (I used a combo of sweet & smoked, but use what you have)
    Spices and Seasonings

Steps

  • Drain tomatoes (save the juice they were in for something else).
  • Place the whole tomatoes in a small bowl and gently break them apart with your hands. Set aside.In a large pot, heat the olive oil and add the onions and a few pinches of salt.
  • Let the onions cook on low to medium heat until translucent. About 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, cumin & paprika, and cook for about 30 seconds more (don't let them burn).
  • Add 2 tablespoons of sherry vinegar and stir, getting off any small bits that are sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  • Add tomatoes and cook (they should be bubbling) for another minute or so.
  • Add the saffron, red pepper flakes, chickpeas & broth. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or so.Stir in the spinach and let it wilt down for a few minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings. I usually add another tablespoon or two of sherry vinegar for more zing, but if zing isn't your thing, you can leave it be.
  • Serve with crusty bread and a glass of wine.Refrigerate or freeze the leftovers - this is one that tastes better the next day.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 481.23  cal  (24.06%)
  • Fat: 23.0  g  (35.38%)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.07  g  (19.21%)
  • Carbohydrates: 59.65  g  (19.88%)
  • Sugar: 20.63  g  (22.92%)
  • Cholesterol: 0.0  mg  (0.0%)
  • Sodium: 1217.86  mg  (52.95%)
  • Protein: 16.52  g  (33.04%)
  • Vitamin K: 224.76  µg  (214.06%)
  • Vitamin A: 5696.24  IU  (113.92%)
  • Manganese: 2.18  mg  (109.18%)
  • Folate: 309.79  µg  (77.45%)
  • Fiber: 15.93  g  (63.72%)
  • Iron: 9.5  mg  (52.79%)
  • Vitamin E: 7.83  mg  (52.22%)
  • Copper: 0.98  mg  (48.97%)
  • Vitamin C: 40.14  mg  (48.65%)
  • Potassium: 1486.95  mg  (42.48%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.8  mg  (39.99%)
  • Magnesium: 151.98  mg  (38.0%)
  • Phosphorus: 321.46  mg  (32.15%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.39  mg  (26.17%)
  • Vitamin B3: 4.44  mg  (22.18%)
  • Calcium: 215.86  mg  (21.59%)
  • Zinc: 2.89  mg  (19.27%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.32  mg  (18.81%)
  • Vitamin B5: 1.22  mg  (12.15%)
  • Selenium: 6.96  µg  (9.95%)

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