Cooking for Students Chickpeas and Spinach with a Fried Egg

Chickpeas and Spinach with a Fried Egg

Posted on August 24, 2015 by Cooking for Students

Those attending university are often searching for budget bites. Everyone has to eat and no matter whether the budget available is large or small, students want to eat well. Good food makes you feel better, brightens the day and provides the body with fuel. One dish that really delivers is chickpeas and spinach with a fried egg. The key to getting this dish cooked just right is building a lot of flavor in the chickpea and spinach sauté as well as getting the egg right so it runs when you break the yolk. Once these two things are taken care of you will have a spectacular breakfast.

What’s in it?

  • ½ cup spinach, fresh or frozen
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced or grated
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil

*Serves 2

How’s it made?

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a large skillet. Heat over medium.
  2. Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and sauté until softened and fragrant.
  3. Place the spinach into the skillet with the onion and garlic. If you used fresh spinach add some water to help it wilt.
  4. Sauté and season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Pour the tomato sauce into the skillet along with the canned chickpeas.
  6. Stir and cook until the chickpeas are warmed through.
  7. Transfer the chickpeas and spinach to a large bowl and wipe the skillet clean.
  8. Pour in 2 tablespoons of oil and heat over medium. You can also use butter.
  9. Gently crack the egg into the skillet and season with salt and pepper.
  10. Fry the egg for a few minutes. Cover to set the top. No one likes runny egg whites.
  11. Put the chickpeas and spinach in a serving bowl.
  12. Top with the fried egg.
  13. Serve.

This is one great breakfast dish. The chickpeas are packed with protein and the spinach is flavorful and full of fiber that will leave you with that satiated feeling for hours. Aside from filling you up this dish has so many vitamins and minerals including vitamin K, potassium, calcium, folate and vitamin A. It’s really a breakfast you can feel good about. Chickpeas and spinach with a fried egg is good for the body and the budget. Don’t forget to break the yolk and let it ooze into the sauté. The combination is just exceptional.