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
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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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joanna1972's picture
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Found this lovely. I thought all the ingredients really worked well together...added white wine at the veg softening stage, and used veggie stock rather than water. Very tasty and easy!

maj5678's picture

made with some red wine and chicken stock rather than water and added some red peppers and mushrooms and it is lovely. A lot of the ingredients are cupboard and fridge staples for me so quite easy to make even though lots of ingredients :-). Have made a few times now and love it.

baltica's picture

Would be helpful if cooked or uncooked chorizo was specified.

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.

kjarvo's picture

I agree, a lot of the ingredients seem unnecessary.

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.

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