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samiraalthores in veggie_diaries

spinach & chickpea soup

I saw this recipe (with steps & pictures) on the Simple Dollar:
http://www.thesimpledollar.com/2009/06/26/how-low-can-you-go-moorish-style-chickpea-and-spinach-stew/

Reproduced here for the click-wary.

2 cans garbanzo beans/chickpeas
Garlic powder equivalent to six cloves
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 pound spinach, washed and cleaned
Salt and pepper to taste

Rinse the chickpeas thoroughly, then put them in a pan, add 1 1/2 cups of water, and bring it to a boil. In another pan, bring the olive oil to a boil, then remove from heat for two minutes. While stirring the olive oil, add the paprika, the cumin, the red wine vinegar, then the bread crumbs (slowly). Set this aside. When the beans are boiling, add the spinach and allow it to boil for five minutes, stirring a bit. Add in the olive oil mixture, stir, then allow it to boil for another five minutes. Serve, preferably with bread. This should be enough for at least three meals.

Comments

That looks delicious! Only thing I'd probably do is add some finely chopped onion at the beginning, and make a harissa (very similar to the olive oil mixture you're doing here, with the exception of using fresh garlic and at least one ground dried chipotle or smoked hot paprika) instead of the garlic mixture.
thanks! I wrote down the recipe and book-marked the site for further perusal :)