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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pinterest Food Try

I tried this recipe for Braised Coconut Spinach and Chickpeas with lemon that I found on Pinterest...SO GOOD yo. so good. We had it with a sweet potato and also pasta.

Recipe/Photo Credit -

Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon
serves 4 as a main dish or 6 as a side

2 teaspoons oil or ghee
1 small yellow onion
4 large cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon grated ginger, from a 3-inch piece
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1 large lemon, zested and juiced (about 2 tablespoons juice)
1 dried hot red pepper or dash of red pepper flakes (optional)
15-ounce can chickpeas, drained
1 pound baby spinach
14-ounce can coconut milk
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground ginger

To serve:
Whole roasted sweet potatoes
Cilantro leaves, to garnish
Toasted unsweetened coconut, to garnish

Heat the oil or ghee in a large, deep Dutch oven or heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is beginning to brown. Add the garlic, ginger, sun-dried tomatoes, lemon zest and red pepper, if using. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add the chickpeas and cook over high heat for a few minutes or until the chickpeas are beginning to turn golden and they are coated with the onion and garlic mixture.
Toss in the spinach, one handful at a time. This will take about 5 minutes; stir in a handful or two and wait for it to wilt down and make room in the pot before adding the next handful. When all the spinach has been stirred in, pour in the coconut milk and stir in the salt, ground ginger, and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer then turn down the heat and cook for 10 minutes or until the chickpeas are warm through. Taste and add more salt and lemon juice, if necessary.
Serve hot over roasted sweet potatoes, with cilantro leaves and toasted unsweetened coconut to garnish.
Serving note: This is thick enough to eat on its own with a fork; it's not terribly soupy. But it's saucy enough to eat over pasta, rice, brown rice, quinoa, or another grain.

Ashley said...

This must be an indian dish? Looks great!

Heather said...

This looks amazing - and totally professional, wow!

Pearls & Paws

Stephanie said...

it's always nice with a pinterest recipe works out :)

fluff and fripperies said...

Oh yum, sounds amazing! I love coconut and spinach so the combination sounds right up my alley xo

Anonymous said...

I love this recipe, it is on my vegetarian cookbook. there is another version with curry, slightly different but really good!
Thanks for your words about my's been two tough years but I'm so happy.

Cafe Fashionista said...

As a child I was obsessed with chickpeas; therefore, I think I may LOVE this recipe! :)

Elle Sees said...

i'm totally in!!! now i just need to hone my skillz.

Milex said...


rooth said...

I could really get down with this recipe - thanks for sharing

Alexa said...

Oh yum! Love when those Pinterest recipes really work out!

Chloe Moon said...

Kudos to you for doing a pinterest recipe!!! I keep pinning things often but never get around to it! =P

This looks scrumptious! Does the coconut flavor shine through or is muted due to the Spinach? =P

Ergo - Blog

Catita said...

We had chickpeas today but Indian style with roti! Next time I'll give this a try, still remember how yummy the Thai enchilladas were I got from you!

Hollie said...

I think I'll make this for dinner tonite. It sounds yummy!

Anita said...

wow this looks amazing!

Diana said...

That looks really good. But to be honest, I have no attention span for recipes. It seems kinda easy though? How pathetic am I that I can't even read an entire recipe without getting bored? I'm like, "YES, onions, I get it!" and then I just throw everything in the pot and let the vegetables sort it out.

Wendy said...

It looks so good!!! Thanks for the recipe! :)

dsfashion said...

great recipe!like your blog girl!check mine if you want!want to follow each other?thanks

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Yum! Can't believe this but I have all the ingredients! (just made Indian chicken and rice this week) Will be whipping this one up soon!

xo Mary Jo

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Yum! Can't believe this but I have all the ingredients! (just made Indian chicken and rice this week) Will be whipping this one up soon!

xo Mary Jo

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

I just had lunch not too long ago and this makes me want to eat a whole meal again!

laura meitzler said...

oh wowwahhh! this looks & sounds so good :) i just may try this! xo

Amanda said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe, Krystal! I have decided to give up dairy, so I am in need of recipes that don't include my beloved cheese!

Amanda Rose said...

This looks absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing!

Amanda Rose

christina said...

i have a love / love relationship with chickpeas. yummo!

LyddieGal said...

ohhh. pinning this one for sure!
Chic on the Cheap

ohseems said...

ooh this looks delicious!

Oh, My Darling said...

Mmm, mmm! This looks awesome! Thanks for the dinner inspiration.

Greta said...

yuuuuummmiee! Thank you for this inspiration!
Need to try this asap and I bet my little one with love it, too!

Greta fromkid-à-porter

little t said...

Yummy- I'm always hesitant to try out recipes on pinterest but since this comes personally recommended by you, I'm going to try it. Spinach is always a winner xo

Fabulous Petite said...

Oh a must try for me. Looks yummy. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the sweet thoughts.




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