Spinach with Garbanzo Beans

Source: Food Hero

Serving size: 5 Servings

This delicious recipe works well as an entree or side dish.

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  • 2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt


Cutting board & sharp knife, measuring cups & spoons, can opener, large skillet


Add oil, garlic and onion to a large skillet.

Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes or until onion becomes clear. If you use garlic powder, add it in step 2.

Add spinach, garbanzo beans, cumin and salt.
Cook until heated through, mashing the beans slightly with a spoon. Serve warm.
Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


Serve as a side dish or as a spread with French bread or pita chips.

Add more garlic, if desired.

More About Spinach

How to Select

Choose fresh, crisp, green bunches with no evidence of insect damage.

How to Store

Remove blemished leaves, rinse, dry and refrigerate in a plastic bag with some air holes for use within 3-5 days. You can also blanch, cool, and freeze spinach in plastic bags.

How to Prepare

Rinse greens in cold water. Pat leaves between towels or use a salad spinner to dry leaves. Add to salads, wraps, pitas, and sandwiches. Steam, microwave, boil, sauté, stir-fry, braise, or purée. Add to casseroles, soups, dips, sauces, and pasta, rice, and egg dishes. Cook with olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice.