Chickpeas, halloumi, spinach, tomatoes, cumin… just hearing those ingredients, I already knew that I was going to love that recipe. After a few changes, here we go, I got the perfect one! And this kind of recipe is typically the type that I’m melting for…

Why? Because I don’t like spending 3 hours behind the stoves to get something delicious. I am one of those people who prefer to cook quickly to be able to eat as soon as possible!!

15-minute watch in hand for this awesome spiced chickpeas and halloumi recipe, I say YESSS (and now, I have all the working mums who are following me)!!

So, to make this recipe, you need…

Spiced chickpeas and halloumi


Preparation: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 min

Serves: 2-3 as a meal

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds (optional)
  • 400 g chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 300 g Cypriot-style halloumi cut into 1-2 cm chunks
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 400 g can cherry tomatoes in juice
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 5-6 handfuls (130-150 g) baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt

Instructions:

1- In a medium pot, heat oil and sizzle garlic, cumin, chilli and fennel seeds, if using, for a few seconds. Add chickpeas and halloumi and cook 2-3 minutes to infuse spice flavours.

2- Stir in tomato paste, then add sugar and canned tomatoes in their juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste and simmer gently for 3-5 minutes.

3- Add spinach, cover with a lid and cook until spinach has wilted (about 2 minutes). Stir in yoghurt just before serving, or serve it on the side as a garnish.

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Let me know if you try it! And by the way, if you have a tasty recipe to share, feel free to contact me, I can publish your recipe on my blog as well! Find all my savoury recipes here.

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