Monday, December 29, 2014

Meatless Monday Lunch or Side Dish for Family

This could not be any easier. Remember that Onion Jam I made last week, this comes into play to add a depth of flavor to this quick and satisfying 5 minute lunch or can be made as a side dish for dinner any night.

  • One can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 12 oz of fresh spinach or 1/2 box of 10 oz frozen
  • 1 small can (4 oz) button mushrooms or 10 oz fresh sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of onion jam (caramelized onions I make once a week to add to quick recipes)
  • 1 tablespoon or to your taste of Sambal (Asian Garlic Sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon course ground garlic powder
  • Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon

Saute spinach till wilted but still green then add chickpeas, bell pepper and mushrooms. Once heated through, about 3 minutes, add onion jam, lemon juice, garlic powder, Sambal and Turmeric. Mix well and serve either as is for a lunch, over rice or couscous for a heartier meal or as a side. The heat can be adjusted to your taste, we like a spice that lingers but doesn't make you grab for a fire extinguisher.

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