Wilted spinach and chickpeas with grilled lemon

February 15, 2013

Wilted Spinach and chickpeas with grilled lemon

Here’s another variation of “beans and greens” that’s always a favorite in this household! It can be served as a side dish, appetizer, tapa… or simply as a healthy lunch. This recipe is extremely simple, but the grilled lemons – squeezed right before you take your first bite – impart a tangy and slightly smoky flavor to the dish that’s just marvelous. You can never overlook these little touches; they’re the ones that make a recipe stand out.

Needless to say, cooking your own chickpeas makes this dish even more special. I like to cook a batch at the beginning of the week. The beans and their cooking liquid keep in the refrigerator for several days. Then a recipe like this one can be made at the drop of a hat.

To me, a bowl of these succulent chickpeas with wilted spinach is comfort food par excellence!

More “beans and greens”: French green lentils with sautéed broccoli rabe and Parmesan breadcrumbs

Grilled lemons

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Wilted Spinach and chickpeas with grilled lemon

Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

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Stephanie (Velez Delights) February 18, 2013 at 1:24 am

This looks great and a nice healthy option!

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Michelle February 20, 2013 at 11:07 am

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Viviane February 24, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Michelle, I have added your email to my newsletter list you should have gotten your first one yesterday. Thank you so much!

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