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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Chickpeas and spinach soup recipe


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1 cup chickpeas, canned chickpeas can be substituted
1 bunch of spinach
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 cup chopped tomato
parsley a few leaves
basil a few leaves
4 tablespoon oil

Heat a pan on medium heat with 2 cups of water.  Add the chickpeas which has been soaking overnight in water and cook for 30 to 35 minutes until the chickpeas are cooked.  If you are using canned chickpeas skip this part.

Heat oil in a pan on medium heat.  Add onion when the onions turn brown add garlic and saute for a few seconds, add the chopped tomato let it cook for 4 to 5 minutes until the tomato is cooked.  Add the chopped parsley, basil, mix add  chopped spinach cook for 4 minutes add the cooked or canned chickpeas cook till the water is evaporated as per preference, turn the heat off.  Add salt to taste, mix.  Serve with rice, quinoa or chapati.

Chickpeas are also know as garbanzo beans or channa.  They are found in most parts of the world.  They are naturally tasty.  They are high in protein.  There are numerous recipes on chickpeas. This is an tasty, easy vegan dish.

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