Spanish Tapas-Style Chickpeas

Cuisine: Spanish

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Serves: 4-6

Warm tapas is a lot more than calamari and tortilla. This delicious dish, fragrant with saffron, cumin and fresh oregano makes a wonderful warm addition to a tapas meal, or is simply good enough to have on its own.


For a shortcut, replace all spices with 2 tsp of Herbie’s Paella Spice Blend

Nutritional Information Per 100g
Calories: 88
Fat: 4.9g
Saturated fat: .6g
Unsaturated fat: 1.4g
Trans fat: 0g
Carbohydrates: 6.4
Sugar: .4g
Sodium: 263mg
Fiber: 2.8g
Protein: 4.6g
Cholesterol: 0g


  1. Heat oil in a heavy based pan with garlic, cooking for 2 minutes before adding cumin, chilli and paprika.
  2. Stir for a further minute to combine then add chickpeas, spinach, saffron with liquid, vinegar and oregano.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. If your chickpeas are particularly dry, you may need to add ¼ – ½ cup water.
  4. Check for seasoning and serve with pine nuts.