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Being rich is one thing, but you need good health to enjoy your new wealth. Here’s the perfect, easy meal that tastes wonderful, is filling and teeming with nutritious ingredients. Lay the Spicy Chickpeas on a bed of dandelion greens for an elegant presentation, then cut the greens bite-sized and mix them into the chickpea stew.

Spicy Chickpeas and Dandelion Greens

Spicy Chickpeas and Dandelion Greens

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 3 onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 T ginger, chopped
  • 1 t each cumin, turmeric
  • 2 t ground coriander
  • 1-2 hot chili peppers, seeded, minced, (or 1/2 t red chili flakes)
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled, diced
  • 1 14 oz can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 2 c tomato sauce
  • 1 c water
  • 2 T lemon juice (or lime)
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • chopped coriander or parsley as garnish (optional)
  •  dandelion greens (or lettuce)

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Sauté the onion, garlic and zucchini for 5 minutes or until onions soften. Add ginger, cumin, turmeric, coriander and chili and sauté for a minute. Add diced sweet potato, chickpeas and tomato sauce and bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer and cook 20 minutes or until sweet potato is cooked. Mix in lemon, salt and pepper. Serve on a bed of dandelion greens and garnish with coriander.

Serve hot or warm. Serves 4-6.

Spicy Chickpeas and Dandelion Greens Print Ready Recipe

Spicy Chickpeas and Dandelion Greens

Final notes:

  • Credit to Helen Lewis for finding and raving about this spicy chickpea vegetarian recipe from “Lunch Box,” by Marie Breton and Isabelle Emond. I had it for dinner last night, lunch today, and can you guess what? I’m hoping to eat it again for dinner tonight. You can’t mess this recipe up. Helen’s made it several times minus various ingredients, and it always tastes great.
  • Ecollegey is a good place to find all kinds of good organic healthy foods, including these dandelion greens.
  • FYI Frances Moore-Lappé apologized for creating the myth that you have to combine plants to get complete protein in her bestselling 1971 book, “Diet for a Small Planet.” So feel free to ignore the rice and bean combo outdated recommendations.
  • The Leaf Lady spells out the health benefits in dandelion greens. Try a simple salad of dandelion greens and lettuce dressed with a splash of olive oil, rice wine vinegar, Maldon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Even the stems tasted fine.
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