Indian Spiced Chickpeas with Spinach

Hubby and I are still getting settled into our new lives in Ohio. Work has been crazy for both of us. On top of that, our apartment feels very sterile and not very homey. The weather is cold and we haven’t found a home yet. While I know it’s not much to complain about, things are just busy and hectic right now.

Indian Spiced Chickpeas with Spinach

So I’ve been especially drawn to meals that come together in a snap and reheat well. That way I can just cook a big meal and it feeds us for a couple days through this hectic time in our lives. This recipe is just an adaptation of this Indian Spiced Beans recipe that I posted a couple years ago. I used chickpeas this time around and added a whole bunch of fresh spinach.

Indian Spiced Chickpeas with Spinach

I served this with some quinoa. It would be great with rice or noodles as well. Hubby and I have been enjoying this in our lunches multiple weeks this winter.

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Indian Spiced Chickpeas with Spinach

Garam Masala brings the flavors of India to your home. This meal comes together quickly and reheats very well.

Yield: Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

2 large onions, minced
3 Tbsp olive oil
2-6 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp garam masala
2 can garbonzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 can diced tomatoes
1 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 can coconut milk
10 oz fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1 cup chopped cilantro leaves

Directions:

Saute onion in oil. When the onion becomes translucent add minced garlic cloves and garam masala. Cook for one minute or until the spices become fragrant.

Add beans, tomatoes, ginger, sugar, and salt. Let it cook for about fifteen minutes.

Pour in coconut milk. Stir in chopped spinach. Heat until warmed. Add cilantro just prior to serving.

Serve over rice or quinoa.

Recipe from Beantown Baker

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9 Responses to “Creamy Red Pepper and Collard Greens Dip”

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    Ashley — January 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    This sounds like a tasty dip, and I love that it’s so colorful! I can definitely relate – I’m not into the Superbowl game this year (we recently moved, too, and I prefer college football), but I am ALL about the food!

    • beantownbaker — January 25th, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

      Were you guys moving during the holidays? We moved into our apartment on 12/21. It was rough… Even when it’s teams that I like, it’s still mostly about the food 🙂

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    Shannon — January 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    i do love football food, and i’ve been meaning to try my hand at collard greens 😉

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    Ashley — January 26, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    We didn’t move as recently as you! We made our move in October…and I’m just starting to feel settled. It is rough… Of course, the kitchen was the first room put together!

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    Lori — January 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Approximately how much collard greens do you need? Can you use canned? This sounds terrific…like a soul food dip!

    • beantownbaker — January 27th, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

      Sorry about that. Missed a key ingredient in the recipe. I updated it now. I used a pound of fresh collard greens. I haven’t tried it with canned. Let me know how it goes if you do.

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    Megan — January 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I’m so not into the Super Bowl this year either, but I can always get behind some football food. I’m still trying to decide what to make for next weekend. This dip sounds so good!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — January 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    YUM! I’ve never seen collards in a dip before.

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    Jade — October 23, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Hey love this recipe. it is actually my daughters FAVORITE MEAL! but i want to know how do i make this into a freezer meal? should i do anything differently? or just make as directed and put them from oven to freezer?

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