Chickpea, chorizo & spinach stew

Chickpea, chorizo & spinach stew

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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: per serving

  • kcal487
  • fat33g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre8g
  • protein23g
  • salt3.36g
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Ingredients

  • 3-4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 carrot, finely diced
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 celery stick, finely diced
    Celery

    Celery

    sell-er-ee

    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • few thyme sprigs

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 200g chorizo, diced
    Chorizo

    Chorizo

    chore-reeth-oh

    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 1 tsp hot smoked paprika
    Paprika

    Paprika

    pa-preek-ah

    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 2 x 410g/14oz cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1-2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 400g bag spinach leaves, washed and drained
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

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.

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red.squirrel
27th Jan, 2016
5.05
My partner and I make this a lot! It's very versatile and can be made with or without some of the ingredients depending what's in. Also works great if left for a while to stew abit. A favourite.
NatKJ21
18th Dec, 2015
3.8
I used kale instead of spinach- I don't like cooked spinach. Used coriander instead of bay leaves. Didn't use celery or cinnamon as my family don't like them much. So a few changes, but key ingredients the same! And we liked it a lot. Tasted fresh and healthy, and was tasty and filling.
joanna1972
12th Jul, 2015
3.8
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
22nd Apr, 2015
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
27th Nov, 2014
Would be helpful if cooked or uncooked chorizo was specified.
Johnmacward
30th Sep, 2013
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
2nd Oct, 2014
I agree, a lot of the ingredients seem unnecessary.
sundewsparkle
2nd May, 2013
5.05
Absolutely gorgeous, the spinach made it so buttery. Would make again and again!
koke007w2
23rd Apr, 2012
5.05
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
8th Jan, 2012
Really enjoyed this! I upped the spices and used chicken stock instead of just water, but found it really flavoursome.

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