Espinacas con Garbanzos
Spinach with Garbanzo Beans
The word garbanzo has Spanish roots, and this humble, high-protein bean has been a common sight for centuries of Spanish cuisine. Serve with crusty bread, sliced hard-boiled eggs, and little wedges of Manchego along with a glass of your favorite red.
In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat and sauté the garlic, cumin and paprika for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in the garbanzo beans and spinach and cook, covered, until thoroughly heated and spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.
If you'd like to cook garbanzos from scratch, we suggest the larger York variety. Its large size and light texture is the perfect complement to the spinach and spice.