Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with Lemon: vegetarian

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big batch recipes

This is a firm favourite with MamaBake Newcastle and looks perfect to ‘upgrade’ to big batch MamaBake style!

*This recipe and the accompanying words are from here (adapted slightly for Australian members).

Ingredients

serves 4 as a main dish or 6 as a side

2 teaspoons oil or ghee
1 small yellow onion
4 large cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon grated ginger, from a 3-inch piece
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1 large lemon, zested and juiced (about 2 tablespoons juice)
1 tin of chickpeas, drained
450g baby spinach
1 tin coconut milk
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground ginger

To serve:
Whole roasted sweet potatoes
Coriander leaves, to garnish
Toasted unsweetened coconut, to garnish

Method

Heat the oil or ghee in a large, deep heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is beginning to brown. Add the garlic, ginger, sun-dried tomatoes and lemon zest. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the chickpeas and cook over high heat for a few minutes or until the chickpeas are beginning to turn golden and they are coated with the onion and garlic mixture.

Toss in the spinach, one handful at a time. This will take about 5 minutes; stir in a handful or two and wait for it to wilt down and make room in the pot before adding the next handful. When all the spinach has been stirred in, pour in the coconut milk and stir in the salt, ground ginger, and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer then turn down the heat and cook for 10 minutes or until the chickpeas are warm through. Taste and add more salt and lemon juice, if necessary.

Serve hot over roasted sweet potatoes, with coriander leaves and toasted unsweetened coconut to garnish.

**Recipe from here**

 

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