Spanish Chickpea Stew

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Something so healthy and so tasty at the same time!

This is one of our favourite healthy recipes from Spain. We tried it in different cities and regions, also in various forms. Today I’m cooking our favourite version of the spinach and chickpea Spanish stew, which we ate at a friend in Barcelona.

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This is a good comfort food dish for all year, especially after a long winter, to help the body recover. Also, it’s a great vegan option!

Here is the written recipe, with the ingredients and step by step instructions:

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Spanish Chickpea Stew

Easy to make at home Spanish chickpea and spinach stew. Also known as Espinacas con garbanzo, this is great to refresh and warm you up!
Servings 2 people


Boiling Pot


  • 10 ounces chickpeas (or 300 grams, frozen)
  • 0.5 cup canned pureed tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion (large)
  • pine nuts
  • 1 pound spinach (or 500 grams)
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin (ground)
  • raisins
  • 5 oz white wine (or 150 ml)
  • olive oil
  • salt


  • Roast the pine nuts for 2-3 mins until golden brown at medium heat, then put aside.
  • In a large pot with boiling water at medium heat, put the chickpeas in and boil for 12-15 mins. After that, drain the water and put the chickpeas aside.
  • Chop the onion
    Chopping onions
  • Crush the garlic
  • In a large pan add olive oil and the chopped onion, then let this sweat for 3-5 min at medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and let it cook for 30 sec.
  • Add the cumin, the paprika and stir for 30s
  • Add the tomato puree and let this simmer for 2 mins
  • Add the white wine
  • Add a teaspoon of salt and mix, then let it simmer for 5 mins.
  • Add the spinach and put the lid on. Let it cook for 3 mins then mix.
  • Add some black pepper and the chickpeas. Mix and let all this simmer for another 2 mins.
  • Last, add the raisins and the pine nuts and mix.
  • Serve in a nice bowl and add some raisins and pine nuts, so it looks nicer.
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

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