Spice Market Chickpea and Spinach Ragout

  • Yield: 6 servings


1tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1medium all-purpose onion, chopped
1teaspoon ground cumin
1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4teaspoon ground allspice
1/2teaspoon crushed dried red chili flakes
1 (19-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2cups tomato juice or water
1large tomato, chopped
2cups frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1tablespoon lemon juice
Salt, to taste
1/4cup chopped cilantro


  1. Heat oil in a nonreactive large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, onions, cumin, cinnamon, allspice and chili flakes. Saute 5 minutes until lightly browned. Add chickpeas, tomato juice and tomatoes, bring to a boil. Add spinach, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes until spinach is heated through. Add lemon juice, salt and cilantro; serve.  

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