Tomato Chickpea Simmer

"Another great recipe from Canadian Living - this one packs a lot of fiber and makes for a very filling side dish"
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  • In large saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat; saute onion, garlic, oregano, hot pepper flakes and salt until onion is softened, about 4 minutes.
  • Add tomato paste; fry for 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes, chickpeas and paprika; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thick enough that space remains after spoon is dragged through, about 25 minutes.
  • Serve.

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  1. lovin2cook
    This was great! Thank you!
  2. Pinay0618
    I was looking for a side dish we were served at Bonefish Grill - theirs had no onion and added turkey sausage. The flavor was VERY mild, so if they used seasonings, it was sparingly. I like this recipe a lot! We have made it with and without sausage, and it's delicious both ways!
  3. *Parsley*
    I loved this! It's so easy and healthy. This could easily be a main dish. I would say the spinach is a MUST, not optional. It adds wonderful color and nutrients. I added it at the very end and just let it wilt. I served this garnished with freshly shaved parmesan cheese. It was yummy. Thanx!
  4. katew
    This made a generous and delicious dish. I used all the spinach which turns the dish a bit of an "urky" colour but urkiness aside it tasted fabulous. My spinach was fresh from the garden.I can see how this could be so versatile and you could sub lentils or even add the chicken to the simmer. You could wait til it really thickens and it could be a dip with hot bread. My leftovers will go on top of gnocchi.
  5. Brooke the Cook in
    A tasty and healthy chickpea dish! I used the entire 6oz can of tomato paste and about 5oz frozen spinach, which I added with the chickpeas and tomatoes - otherwise just the same. I served with some Moroccan chicken which was very flavorful. Maybe this wasn't the best choice to go with such a flavorful chicken dish as it was missing something for me - I'd definitely add additional hot pepper flakes and maybe some cumin or coriander to boost the flavor. Easily earns 4 stars because its so filling and with very few calories. As a sidedish it would serve 6 or maybe even 8 I think - my DH and I had tons leftover (and he had 2 big helpings!) for lunch today. Would be great as a main dish served with rice.



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