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Spanish Spinach and Chickpeas – Espinacas con Garbanzos

– Spanish Spinach and Chickpeas –

Spanish Spinach and Chickpeas, a main staple in the province of Sevilla, Spain. This dish is packed with so much Spanish flavor, uses very simple ingredients and is done in well under 30 minutes. You can serve this Spanish Spinach and Chickpeas dish as a tapas appetizer or as a side dish next to some grilled fish.

Spanish Spinach and Chickpeas
Heck you can even serve it next to a baguette with olive oil for a complete meal. This is one of those dishes that will stay with you forever, loaded with great textures and so much depth of flavor, plus it´s inexpensive to make 🙂 .

Spanish Spinach and Chickpeas

– ¨Espinacas con Garbanzos¨ One of Sevilla´s Best Tapas –

So the translation of this Spanish Spinach and Chickpeas in Spain is ¨Espinacas con Garbanzos¨. You will find this dish in just about every bar and restaurant in the city center of Sevilla. It´s mostly served as a tapas appetizer and always enjoyed next to a cold beer or an aperitif cocktail, such as a Martini.


This is a very simple dish, but sometimes the simplest things are the best! Watch the video below on how to make this Spanish Spinach and Chickpeas or check out the recipe card below, which you can print. Salud!

Watch the Video Below on how to make Spanish Spinach and Chickpeas

Spanish Spinach and Chickpeas - Espinacas con Garbanzos

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork

Ingredients

  • -2 tbsp extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • -4 cloves of garlic
  • -1/2 onion
  • -1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • -1/4 tsp dried cumin
  • -1/2 cup tomato puree
  • -2 cups tightly packed bagged spinach
  • -1 cup jarred chickpeas
  • -sea salt
  • -black pepper

Instructions

  1. Rinse 1 cup of jarred chickpeas under cold running water, shake off any excess water and set aside, reserve 2 cups of tightly packed bagged spinach, reserve 1/2 cup of canned tomato puree, thinly slice 4 cloves of garlic and finely dice 1/2 of an onion
  2. Heat a medium sized non-stick frying pan with a medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin Spanish olive oil, 2 minutes after adding the oil add the sliced garlic and diced onions and mix with the oil, about 4 minutes later and the onions and garlic have developed a light golden color season with a generous 1/4 teapsoon of cumin, a generous 1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika and mix everything together, then add the 1/2 cup of tomato puree, season with sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper and a pinch of white sugar and mix everything together, about 2 minutes later add the 2 cups of tightly packed bagged spinach, place a lid on the pan and lower the fire to a LOW heat
  3. Two minutes after adding the lid to the pan remove it, then add the 1 cup of chickpeas, season again with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper and mix everything together until well combined, cook for about 4 minutes and then transfer the mixture into a shallow bowl
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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18 Comments

  1. Maria

    Loved this. So much flavor. Thank you so much!

    01 . Oct . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! thanks for the comment 🙂 much love

      01 . Oct . 2020
  2. Karen

    Can this dish be prepared in advance and reheated?

    03 . Sep . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      Absolutely! if the tomato sauce get´s too thick when you re-heat it, just add in a little veggie broth 🙂 much love

      03 . Sep . 2020
  3. lily

    I love this recipe! I’ve tried it a couple of times now one of my favourite go-to meals. thank you 🙂

    05 . Aug . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      I am so happy to hear that Lily!! Thanks for the comment 🙂 much love

      05 . Aug . 2020
  4. lily

    I love this recipe! I’ve tried it a couple of times now one of my favourite go-to meals. thank you 🙂

    05 . Aug . 2020
  5. Adriana

    So much flavor!!!! Love this recipe!!!

    10 . Apr . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 much love

      10 . Apr . 2020
  6. Geoff

    Simple healthy and full of flavour no doubt..I have a free weekend coming up so I”m going to try this dish-and some of your others…buen trabajo Alberto

    28 . Feb . 2019
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment Geoff, much appreciate it 🙂

      28 . Feb . 2019
  7. Geraldine

    This looks amazing any idea what to eat with this for vegans

    10 . Feb . 2019
    • Spain on a Fork

      For vegans I serve this next to some grilled tofu steaks for an incredible meal 🙂 much love

      12 . Feb . 2019
  8. Mike and Kelley Thompson

    My wife cooked this awesome dish last night. Could eat it several times a week. Another winner Dude.

    25 . Jan . 2019
  9. Connie Leung

    Made this tonight and it was good!! Thank you for sharing!!

    08 . Aug . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 thanks for the comment, much love

      08 . Aug . 2018
  10. Emma - Bake Then Eat

    I had this dish or one very similar on my last trip to Spain a few months ago. Super delicious and perfect with a cold beer 🙂

    14 . Jun . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes with a cold beer even better! thanks for the comment Emma, much love 🙂

      15 . Jun . 2018

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