Tamarind-Spiced Chickpeas and Spinach

Total Time
10 mins
17 mins

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.

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  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.