Chickpea, chorizo & spinach stew

Chickpea, chorizo & spinach stew

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

For a healthy, warming supper that takes little effort or time, you can’t beat this simple one-pan dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
487
protein
23g
carbs
27g
fat
33g
saturates
9g
fibre
8g
sugar
6g
salt
3.36g

Ingredients

  • 3-4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 1 celery stick, finely diced
  • few thyme sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 200g chorizo, diced
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp hot smoked paprika
  • 2 x 410g/14oz cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1-2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 400g bag spinach leaves, washed and drained

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, then gently fry the onion for 3-4 mins until it begins to soften. Stir in the carrot, celery, thyme and bay leaves. Season, then cook for 2-3 mins, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic, chorizo, cinnamon and smoked paprika. Gently fry until the vegetables soften and the chorizo starts to release its oils and crisp up.
  2. Stir in the chickpeas, vinegar and 150ml water, then bring to a simmer for 1-2 mins until the chickpeas have heated up. Add the spinach, then stir through the chickpeas until it wilts a little. Remove from the heat, season to taste, then serve warm with crusty bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2009

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Johnmacward's picture

It was a delicious meal although I have to say it was over complicated. There are 14 ingredients up there for which there are a lot of bold flavours cancelling each other out. I would in turn say if you went out to buy each of those things I would cost you quite a bomb.

sundewsparkle's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous, the spinach made it so buttery. Would make again and again!

koke007w2's picture
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really good as my personal view point the cinamon dries the liquid down giving it a extra texture i'm spanish and i love my countries food!

drfabio's picture

Really enjoyed this! I upped the spices and used chicken stock instead of just water, but found it really flavoursome.

jbodman's picture
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My husband and I thought this was a quick and tasty tea - added vegetable stock rather than just water after reading previous reviews.

mrsroe's picture
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I thought this was OK, but it didn't have as strong a flavour as I expected - in fact I found it a little bland.I used frozen spinach as there was some in the freezer. I think I will use stock next time I make it instead of water. I think it could also do with more liquid, as it seemed a bit too dry and not very 'stewy'. Worth experimenting with though, and I will make again with changes.

kerriplummer79's picture

I replaced the carrots with fresh sweetcorn and runner beans as that's what I had to use up (they worked very well). I replaced the chorizo with bacon for the same reason, plus I added stock instead of water and mixed dried herbs instead of thyme and bay leaves. It was delicious - lovely with the patatas bravas (also on this website). I was worried it wouldn't make it onto plates as it was so tasty to eat whilst cooking!

hannahness's picture
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Replaced the sherry vinegar for red wine, and the water for veg stock - was excellent and would make again!

victoriacorby's picture

Does this use cooking chorizo or the dried variety?

yumsue's picture

I can tell by reading the ingredients that this is not a good camping recipe! Thyme & bay leaves! Why not mixed herbs?. Cinamon, paprika, sherry vinegar...in a rucksack? I don't think so.

matinads's picture
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Quite nice. Good for a week night tea but not amazing.
I added stock & tomatoes to give extra flavour which helped.

tara2410's picture
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Really tasty easy mid week meal, i used stock instead of water and added 150ml red wine. Will def be doing it again.

bigceegee's picture

Absolutely marvellous! Didn't have any thyme so used dried basil instead, but it still was gorgeous.

liezeldutoit's picture
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Just ok, wont make it again.

bethocallaghan's picture
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Really enjoyed this. Didn't seem to have any cinnamon in so used some mixed spice, aside from that did everything as per recipe and it was great.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was an "okay" supper dish but nothing special. It lacked something and needed a kick - maybe vegetable stock instead of water to add some extra flavour - although I did add a tin of chopped tomatoes which helped a bit.

c-sherwood's picture

This was really nice! I must say it tasted better than it looked...but thats because i added a tin of chopped tomatoes to bulk it out and used frozen rather than fresh spinach which did not look quite as appetising. However it tasted delicious. I used sweet potato instead of carrot which worked both in terms of texture and adding colour to the dish and also I used red wine vinegar instead of sherry vinegar.

Will definitely be making again.

jenny3704's picture

It might be June, but in Britain, we have many cold and miserable evenings, even in the summer! So a recipe like this is just perfect!! This recipe is very hearty and tasty. Will definately make this again.

vivienspiteri's picture

Its June! why is the recipe for a hearty warming stew ?

vivienspiteri's picture

Its June! why is the recipe for a hearty warming stew ?

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