Monday, January 2, 2017

"Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week - Mediterranean Chickpeas

This week's "Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week is Mediterranean Chickpeas. Red Pepper Flakes heats this dish up! It's from one of my favorite Cooking Recipe sites, CooksRecipes. The Cooks site is packed with recipes for all tastes or cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2017!

Mediterranean Chickpeas

Spicy hot Mediterranean-style chickpeas with chopped spinach, tomatoes, red pepper flakes, oregano and fresh lemon juice.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 medium onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cups cooked chickpeas
1 (10-ounce) package of frozen spinach, chopped and defrosted
1 (28-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Juice of 2 fresh lemons
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

1 - In a large saucepan, over a medium heat, sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil until the onions are tender.
2 - Add the chickpeas, spinach, tomatoes, pepper flakes, and oregano. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Makes 6 servings.

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