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
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
Add garlic and stir for 1 minute
Add chickpeas and stir in paprika
Stir in spinach and salt, then add 2 TBSP of water
Cover skillet and cook spinach until wilted, about 2 minutes
Serve as main dish, or a side with protein!
I hope you give this delicious recipe a try!
(Original recipe from BonAppetit)