Recipes from The Andalucia Kitchen Garden

Spinach and Garbanzos Casserole (vg)

If you grow your own spinach you will find that this green vegetable is ready to eat throughout the winter. If not it is very inexpensive at the grocer's shop (Verdulero). A simple but tasty Spanish tapas that's ready in 20 minutes. This is a popular and traditional tapas dish in southern Spain and is ideal for vegetarians and vegans. Garbanzos are a source of protein add-in in some spinach, and you have a tasty and healthy tapas. 

Spinach and Garbanzos Casserole (vg)

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Serves: 4 Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil good quality
  • 3 large cloves of garlic
  • 2 heaped teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 heaped teaspoon hot paprika
  • 300gm  spinach chopped
  • 400gm Jar chickpeas lightly drained
  • 1 flat teaspoon cumin
  • 1pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar


In a wok, heat the olive oil and add chopped garlic.

Cook on medium heat until golden.

Add the paprika, cumin and chopped spinach; mix well.

Add another tablespoon of oil and stir until cooked (about 5 minutes).

Add a pinch of salt.

Add chickpeas and mix everything together. Drizzle the vinegar in, mixing well.

Cook for about 10 more minutes until the chickpeas are tender.

The flavours of this dish develop, cook in the morning and reheat gently later in the day.

Kitchen Garden in November

Peas and broad beans doing well

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