6 Reviews

I wasn't too sure about putting cumin in the spinach, although I truly adore cumin in general. I just didn't know how well it would mesh with the spinach. I needn't have worried, though. It was actually the ingredient that I believe pulled together the spinach and the chickpeas. Dh wasn't overly excited about it, but he ate it. He just said it was okay. I loved it, but there aren't very many spinach recipes that I'm not crazy about, lol. I'll definitely do this one again. We had it with Spaghetti-Pizza Casserole, and they went very well together. Interestingly, some of the Parmesan I sprinkled on the spaghetti got on a few bites of the spinach, and it was really good. I'm thinking that I might be able to get dh and the kids to be a little more accepting of it if I add a little Parmesan in next time. The only other change I made was to do about 4 ½ cups of spinach, just to use up what I had. I really don't think that 3 ½ would have been enough, though.

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Luv2Cook/Hate2Clean:) May 16, 2010

I made this last night as a quick side dish with lentil koftes and falafel platter. I left out the chickpeas as the other dishes are filling enough, and used silverbeet (like white-stemmed swiss chard) instead of spinach, and I only had ground cumin, not seeds. still delish and obviously very flexible! I ate the leftovers today for lunch, briefly stir frying with some crumbled feta cheese and an egg, then eating with pita bread. Very good!

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Shoga-chan September 15, 2007

This was very good, at least partly due to the excellent can of chick peas I used (organic, smaller, less soft). I don't know if it's among the 1000 great[est] recipes, but it was good. We lowered the olive oil, omitted butter and used 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin. It was also very quick and easy to make.

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Kumquat the Cat's friend June 13, 2007

Excellent! Such a great flavor with the garlic and cumin seeds. I added the chickpeas before the spinach to heat them up a little more and they were delicious! I did not add the butter because the 2T of olive oil was plenty for flavor and sauteing. Thank you so much for sharing!

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Mama2boys June 12, 2007

yummy. thats the only word to describe this. I really enjoyed the cumin and garlic flavors with the spinach..i will definately make this again sometime!

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superblondieno2 June 11, 2007
Arabian Spinach