nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 278
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Total Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 59 g
  • Sodium: 392 mg
  • Fiber: 9 g

Curried Sweet Potatoes with Spinach and Chickpeas

Curried Sweet Potatoes with Spinach and Chickpeas

6 servings

30 minutes or fewer

Always rinse canned chickpeas (and other beans) before using to reduce the sodium content and improve their flavor.
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 scallions (white and light green parts), thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 tsp. curry powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 10 to 12 oz. fresh spinach, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 2 lbs.), peeled and diced
  • 16- to 20-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  1. In large saucepan fitted with steamer basket, bring 2 inches water to a boil over high heat. Add sweet potatoes, cover and cook until just tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in another large saucepan, combine chickpeas, tomatoes and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add spinach, cover and cook just until wilted, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in sweet potatoes, cilantro, scallions, curry powder, cumin, cinnamon and salt to taste until well combined. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until flavors have blended, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.
September 1999

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looks good

mary petersen - 2014-05-24 06:22:16

Wanting to surprise my boyfriend with dinner I decided to try something new. I followed this recipe exactly without any modifications and it turned out great. We both enjoyed it. I will definitely be making it again!

William Clark - 2013-03-20 21:42:37

Added frozen spinach instead of fresh as well since I had it. Served it with a green salad. Very filling and yummy with a spoonful of locally made Butternut and Beer Chutney!

Christine T - 2012-11-27 23:26:46

Quick and easy prep resulting in a nicely flavored and colorful dish. While better with the fresh spinach specified in the recipe, I usually make it with frozen spinach (cooked before adding) as one of my standard "didn't make it to the store but need to get dinner on the table" meals since I tend to have everything else on hand as staples.

Denise - 2009-12-09 20:22:15

Very good recipe! I added some salt, and served it with some whole wheat naan, which made it a great meal. Would also be good over rice or daal.

CSJ - 2009-03-29 20:18:08

Delicious! Even faster if you use the pressure cooker to steam your cubed sweet potatoes--just for a minute or two!

Susan - 2011-05-23 12:54:18