pan-fried chick peas with chorizo and spinach

March 4, 2010

Today I fly to England and go home for the first time in two and a half years! Woopa!

In other news…

When I read blog posts with titles like “A Dinner Date With India and Spain“, I tend to get a bit light headed and woozy. We all know how I feel about Indian food. Oh, we don’t? For more love, see here and here. Yum.

I am also a big fan of Spanish cuisine, namely because I have a crush on a lot of the ingredients used in Spanish cooking (paprika, peppers, olive oil, tomatoes, eggs, Jamon serrano, chorizo…. ah the list goes on).

My parents actually live in Spain and Dan studied there so I’ve spent my fair share of time enjoying the Mediterranean delights on offer there.

But I digress…basically, when someone says “Indian” and “Spanish” in the same sentence, I say “yes please!”. Such was my pleasure in reading about pan-fried chick peas with chorizo and spinach.

So, as I say buh-bye to Minnesota for a couple of weeks (there will still be blog posts!) I leave you with a hodge podge of international cuisines in the form of this recipe.

What is your favourite thing to make with chick peas?
Chana Masala is an absolute winner for me but I would love to make hummus one day.

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insideiamdancing March 4, 2010 at 9:53 am

I love chickpeas! That looks so good… My favourite dish to make is a Morrocan vegetable tagine (root vegetables, chickpeas, dried fruit, zuchinni…oh so delicious).

Have an amazing time at home!


Angharad (Eating for England) March 4, 2010 at 10:40 am

That sounds absolutely delicious! I am recreating when I get back!


Food Makes Fun Fuel March 4, 2010 at 11:11 am

Have fun at home! I'm actually about to have chickpeas now :-D But I'm just tossing them with garlic, mulberries, and cheese and putting them over salad


sarah @ syrupandhoney March 4, 2010 at 1:07 pm

When I saw this recipe at The Minimalist I had to make it too! I think I'm going to post my adaptation next week…I used bacon instead of chorizo (not better, just what I had on hand) and added cauliflower. It looks like yours turned out quite well!


Holly March 4, 2010 at 7:44 pm

yayyyyyyy you are on your way to england right now, and i could not be happier for youuuuuu!

let's have a big indian/spanish feast when you get back? maybe in madison?

love you and safe travels :)


brandi March 5, 2010 at 8:59 am

have SO much fun!!! I hope the trip goes well :)


brunettewalksintoabar March 5, 2010 at 9:28 am

This looks great. That said, you could put chorizo on dirt and I would think it looked great.

Really, though, this looks great.


susan March 5, 2010 at 11:32 am

hiya! i was excited i found your blog a little while back, and thought i'd de-lurk myself today to tell you i'm so excited you're going home!!!

i love your blog, and i'm excited you'll be posting from home b/c i heart all things england!!!

have a great time!


Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats March 7, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Hope you are having a faaaaabulous time in jolly ol' England!! I've never been and can't wait to check it out someday. I'd love to experience the chunnel too…sounds super cool!


Thinspired March 8, 2010 at 12:13 am

You must be SO excited to be going back to the UK! I hope you can blog from there so we can see some of your eats :)
Have a wonderful time!


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