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Chickpeas with Leeks, Spinach, and Smoked Paprika

I am not sure why I haven’t posted this recipe yet, being one of my favorites!  Before this recipe, I hadn’t really utilized leeks in my cooking, but now I find a place for them in at least one meal per week!  I also got smoked paprika for Christmas and love finding recipes to add this spice to.  So, this recipe combines smoked paprika and is the recipe that got me hooked on leeks!  Today also starts the Lenten season, so this is a delicious, simple, and easy recipe to start it off right!

1 TBSP Olive Oil

1 Leek, white and light-green parts only

1/2 TSP kosher salt plus more for seasoning

1 Garlic Clove

1 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed

1/2 TSP Smoked Paprika (I actually used about 1 TSP)

2 Large Handfuls of Spinach

Ingredients

Ingredients

Thinly slice leek

Finely chop garlic (or I grate on micro-plane)

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat

Add leak and 1/2 TSP salt

Cook until leek begins to soften, approximately 3 minutes

Leeks Softening

Leeks Softening

Add garlic and stir for 1 minute

Add chickpeas and stir in paprika

Garlic, Chickpeas, and Paprika Added

Garlic, Chickpeas, and Paprika Added

Stir in spinach and salt, then add 2 TBSP of water

Adding the final ingredient!

Adding the final ingredient!

Cover skillet and cook spinach until wilted, about 2 minutes

Finished cooking and ready to be served!

Finished cooking and ready to be served!

Serve as main dish, or a side with protein!

Bowl of chickpeas with leeks, spinach, and smoked paprika

Bowl of chickpeas with leeks, spinach, and smoked paprika

I hope you give this delicious recipe a try!

(Original recipe from BonAppetit)

Stay hungry…

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