A 5-Ingredient Dish to Make Dinner Simple

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Serve this super simple tasty dish as an addition to a healthy meal, or even as a meal by itself. The chickpeas are a good source of plant-based protein as well as a source of iron, folate, potassium, and fiber. When paired with the garlic, tomatoes and spinach, the garbanzo beans are tasty and flavorful.  

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  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 cup chickpeas, washed and drained (if canned)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 handfuls spinach


  1. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan for about two minutes, then when the pan is warm add the chopped garlic stirring occasionally for approximately two more minutes.
  2. When the garlic is slightly browned add the tomatoes to the pan, then reduce the heat to medium/low and cook for 5-10 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.
  3. Once the tomatoes are soft, add garbanzo beans, allowing them to cook with the tomatoes and garlic for another 5 minutes or until warm.
  4. Finally, add spinach and cover, allowing spinach to wilt for another 2 minutes.
  5. When the spinach is wilted, remove from heat.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Servings: 2

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories190
  • Fat8g
  • Saturated Fat1g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium330mg
  • Carbohydrates25g
  • Fiber7g
  • Sugars5g
  • Protein 6g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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