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How to Make Chickpea and Spinach Stew

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There's no better way to warm up on a chilly Winter day than by digging into a delicious bowl of stew. If you're seeking your new favorite seasonal dish, this hearty and filling recipe is your perfect match! Filled with zero Points® chickpeas, this is one recipe you won't want to miss!

Chickpea and Spinach Stew

1 Weight Watchers SmartPoints® Per Serving

How to Make Chickpea and Spinach Stew


  1. 2 teaspoons olive oil, extra-virgin
    2 small uncooked chopped onions
    1 teaspoon table salt
    2 medium minced cloves garlic
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1 teaspoon ground ginger
    15-ounce can diced tomatoes
    3 15-ounce cans rinsed and drained chickpeas
    10 ounces fresh baby spinach
    2 tablespoons water
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro


1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic, cumin, and ginger; cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and their juice and chickpeas; stir to combine and mash chickpeas slightly with a potato masher.

2. Using tongs, toss in spinach and sprinkle mixture with water; cook, covered, until spinach is wilted, tossing mixture once halfway through, about 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, cilantro, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Serving size: Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.