Tamarind-Spiced Chickpeas and Spinach

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by VegSocialWorker

Recipe adapted from the Whole Foods website. This is a simple and quick meal- great for weeknights. And it's low fat, too. Serve over brown rice or another whole grain.

Top Review by falafel

I followed the recipe exactly and it was very bland. I was able to save it by adding additional ingredients, but as written, the recipe wasn't very good. There are much better chickpea recipes out there.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil spray in large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and sauté until softened and golden brown, about 7 minutes. Add small amounts of water as needed to keep onions from burning.
  3. Add cumin, coriander and cayenne to skillet and stir to coat onion with spices.
  4. Cook for one minute then add diced tomatoes, with their juice, water, sugar, red pepper flakes and tamarind concentrate. Stir to mix well.
  5. Add chickpeas and bring mixture to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and simmer over medium-low heat, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  6. Stir in spinach until wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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