Spinach and Garbanzo Beans

Spinach and Garbanzo Beans

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This is no ordinary wilted spinach recipe—it's dressed up with shallot, pine nuts, and garbanzo beans for a tasty side dish for meat or chicken.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (9 ounce) package fresh spinach, chopped (8 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce


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  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add shallot, pine nuts and garlic; cook about 3 minutes or until shallot is tender. Stir in the chickpeas; cook and stir for 1 minute more.
  2. Gradually add the spinach and soy sauce to skillet and toss lightly just until spinach is wilted. Transfer spinach mixture to a serving bowl. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • Per serving: 90 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 11 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 5,830 IU vitamin A; 18 mg vitamin C; 80 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 272 mg sodium; 434 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (117% daily value), Vitamin C (30% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1½ vegetable, 1 fat

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