Vibrant Spain

Recipe: Espinacas con Garbanzos

Espinacas con Garbanzos (Spanish chickpeas with spinach)

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy snack, or the perfect side dish to your Spanish-style feast, Spanish chickpeas with spinach (Espinacas con Garbanzos) are always a hit. Serve with a glass of Campo Viejo and enjoy! 

Serves 1-2 people


  • 1-2 tablespoons of extra-virgin Spanish olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1-2 handfuls of fresh spinach, chopped roughly
  • 1 can (400g) of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet smoked paprika
  • Salt (to taste)


  1. In a pan, add the oil and garlic. Cook over medium heat until brown.
  2. Add the paprika and spinach. Stir, then let the spinach cook for a few minutes until wilted.
  3. Drain the chickpeas and pour into the pan. Stir, adding a little more oil, paprika or salt to taste. Allow the mixture to simmer for a few minutes until chickpeas are cooked.  
  4. That’s it! Serve on its own, or on top of fried bread with tapas.