Chickpea, chorizo & spinach stew

Chickpea, chorizo & spinach stew

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(19 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 cloves, 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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jbodman
4th Jan, 2012
5.05
My husband and I thought this was a quick and tasty tea - added vegetable stock rather than just water after reading previous reviews.
mrsroe
15th Dec, 2011
3.05
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
11th Oct, 2010
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!
ilovfood
20th Nov, 2015
Is this a joke? That's a different meal!!
hannahness
23rd Jul, 2010
5.05
Replaced the sherry vinegar for red wine, and the water for veg stock - was excellent and would make again!
victoriacorby
8th Jun, 2010
Does this use cooking chorizo or the dried variety?
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yumsue
20th May, 2010
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
19th Nov, 2009
3.05
Quite nice. Good for a week night tea but not amazing. I added stock & tomatoes to give extra flavour which helped.
tara2410
16th Nov, 2009
4.05
Really tasty easy mid week meal, i used stock instead of water and added 150ml red wine. Will def be doing it again.
bigceegee
8th Oct, 2009
Absolutely marvellous! Didn't have any thyme so used dried basil instead, but it still was gorgeous.

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