Spinach and Chickpeas With Bacon

Total Time
20mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I love this super-fast and easy side, which is adapted from Gourmet. It is also good with a little cumin added, and will handle a larger amount of spinach as well.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut bacon crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces and cook in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until browned; leave bacon in skillet and spoon off all but 1 tablespoon fat.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, chickpeas, and red pepper flakes; saute over high heat, stirring occasionally, until chickpeas begin to brown (3-4 minutes).
  3. Stir in spinach and garlic and saute', stirring, until spinach is wilted.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with remaining tablespoon oil.

Reviews

(4)
Most Helpful

Loved this side dish! I reduced the bacon and oil and don't think it suffered any loss of flavor or texture. Just delicious, even got my 11 year old non-spinach-lover to dig right in! Great!

vrvrvr February 19, 2013

I've made this a few times now and my whole family loves it! It's an easy and delicious way to get a load of vitamins.

mandyslaughter January 06, 2012

Great dish. Had it in a sandwich with garlic and herb cheese and soft, white bread. Yum! :)

Chef Doo March 23, 2010

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