Garlicky Greek Chickpeas & Spinach
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This recipe was contributed to our site over a decade ago, but we don't have a record of who! It is a simple meatless meal that can be easily adjusted to your tastes.
Serves: 2 servings
  • 1 pound frozen spinach
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 5 to 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill (can sub 1 teaspoon dried dill in a pinch!)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • Water, as needed
  • Crusty bread or 1½ to 2 cups cooked brown or white rice (see my Rice Guide)
  1. Cook the spinach according to package directions.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and saute until soft and translucent, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic, basil, and oregano and saute for 1 minute more.
  3. Add the chickpeas, spinach, lemon juice, dill, black pepper, and salt, and cook until heated through. Splash in the water as needed for a saucier finish and to mellow the lemon flavor.
  4. Serve with bread or over rice.
Fresh Spinach Option: If you prefer fresh spinach, swap in two 5- to 6-ounce bags of baby spinach leaves. Add them once the onions and garlic are cooked, with the lemon juice, and cook until wilted.

Oil-Free Option: Skip the olive oil. Instead, cook the onions, garlic, and herbs together in ¼ cup water before adding the other ingredients.
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