This chickpeas with spinach dish is a fairly fiddly but super doable if you follow our recipe. It one of the most adored dishes in our family. We often serve it on Sundays or during extended family dinners. We always feel we have treated them to something special. And what’s more, we are also always asked for the recipe!
Chickpeas are very very healthy as well as super delicious. However, they must absolutely be soaked overnight. I am told you my not have to soak tinned chickpeas but to be honest we’ve never tried using them.
Bear in mind that pulses/legumes tend to turn people tremendously gassy. To avoid this you really need to make sure you remove the foam that comes up when they are boiling away. Just use a spoon to skim the foam off the surface of the boiling water. You only need to do it a couple of times.
Some add corn flour to this recipe to make sure it thickens but we normally see no need for this. But if you feel like it, or you think it looks prettier, go for it.
This is a superb dish for the lent period. Delicious, vegan and full of nutrients at the same time!