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Eating vegetarian during the week has been a lot easier than first expected. Although my diet does seem to consist of mostly salads and roasted chickpeas. When I had an early finish from work last week, I decided to spend some time deviating from the usual and whip up something a bit different for a weeknight. 

Spicy Chickpea and Coconut Creamed Spinach Casserole
Serves 4
1466 calories
115 g
0 g
105 g
40 g
74 g
1603 g
1630 g
23 g
0 g
22 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1466
Calories from Fat 888
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 105g
Saturated Fat 74g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1630mg
Total Carbohydrates 115g
Dietary Fiber 17g
Sugars 23g
Protein 40g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 onion, diced
  2. 1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil
  3. 1/2 a teaspoon of turmeric
  4. 1/2 a teaspoon of paprika
  5. 1/2 a teaspoon of ginger
  6. dash of salt and pepper
  7. 1 can of chickpeas, strained
  8. 390 g diced tomatoes
  9. 1 red chile, diced
  10. 1 red pepper, diced
  11. 1 can of coconut milk
  12. 1 large bag of spinach
  1. In a large casserole dish, heat up your tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add in your diced onions and sauté until transparent. Add in all your spices, salt and pepper. Then add in your chickpeas, chile, tomatoes and red pepper. Cook down for several minutes. Then add your coconut milk and spinach. Lower the heat and stir occasionally whilst the dish cooks down. Cook for approximately 40 minutes until barely any liquid remains.
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Spicy Chickpea and Coconut Creamed Spinach Casserolecloseup on chickpeasstirring the casserolebowl of spicy chickpeasspoonful
This dish is amazing because it manages to feel both super healthy and like a comfort food at the same time! 

Do you have a go-to “healthy” dish? What is it? 

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  • Mmm – that looks the perfect comfort food! So warming and heartening. xxx

  • Yummy! We have been doing a pesticerians month and I think H is really surprised that he can actually survive without meat:)

    • Sam has been doing a great job with the lack of meat as well. Although he does keep talking about steaks… Ha! xx

  • YUM!! This is really similar to a curry I make, except I use potatoes in it as well 🙂

  • Mmmmmm this looks right up mu street! Saving for later x

    Sophie Cliff

  • yum! this looks awesome and with ingredients I can actually find in Taiwan 😉 we’ve been cooking a lot of vegetarian Indian around here: chana masala is my favorite!

  • This is the perfect meal on a cold day. I love the spicy chickpea so much and I am looking for the recipe with the chickpea. Thank you so much.

  • I love a good stew! My go to healthy dishes are usually soups as they are delish but basically just a giant pile of veges all whizzed up. We are trying to do a couple vege dishes a week now too, always seems to end up being halloumi though, I’m addicted!!

    Jasmin Charlotte

  • This looks just delicious! I don’t eat meat so I’m always on the lookout for new recipes, and this looks so colourful and full of flavour!

  • Looks great – I’ll have to give it a shot! Lentil soup is definitely one of my go-to’s for healthy and feel good food. There’s something about lentils that make me feel really GOOD, like some kind of super-power food.

  • Lentils are my go-to comfort food too, especially puy-lentil ragout with crispy, slightly fried veggies on top 🙂