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Curried Sweet Potatoes With Spinach And Chickpeas

Always rinse canned chickpeas and other beans before using to reduce sodium as well as improve their flavor.

Courses: Vegetarian
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

2   Sweet potatoes - (2 lbs) - peeled, diced (large)
1   Chickpeas - (16 to 20 oz) - rinsed, drained
1   Diced tomatoes - (14 1/2 oz)
10 oz 284gFresh preferably organic spinach - (to 12) - stemmed, and
  Coarsely chopped
1/4 cup 4g / 0.1ozCoarsely-chopped fresh cilantro
2   Green onions, white and light green parts - thinly sliced
1 teaspoon 5mlCurry powder - (to 2)
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround cumin
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGround cinnamon

Recipe Instructions

In large saucepan fitted with steamer basket, bring 2 inches water to a boil over high heat. Add diced sweet potatoes, cover and cook until just tender, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in another large saucepan, combine chickpeas, tomatoes and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add spinach, cover and cook just until wilted, about 3 minutes.

Stir in sweet potatoes, cilantro, sgreen onions, curry powder, cumin, cinnamon and salt to taste until well combined. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until flavors have blended, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.

This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

Per Serving: 309 Cal; 10g Prot; 2g Total Fat (0 Sat. Fat); 67g Carb.; 0mg Chol; 318mg Sod.; 12g Fiber.

Vegetarian Times, February 2002


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