A quick, lightly spiced vegetarian chickpea casserole, full of healthy ingredients from the makers of Le Creuset.

vegetarian chickpea casserole


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes



  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small green chilli, deseeded and
  • chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ¼ – ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 150g baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper



  1. Heat the oil in the casserole over a medium heat, add the onion, garlic, chilli, ginger and sea salt and fry for 5 minutes until the onion is soft.
  2. Stir in the chickpeas, cumin and turmeric and season with pepper. Pour in the measured water and stir until it has been absorbed.
  3. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for a further 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the spinach and lemon juice until the leaves are wilted. Taste and season with extra salt and pepper, if needed.

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