Charcuterie | Legumes

Chickpeas, Spinachs and Blood Catalan Sausage

This is one of those dishes that takes you 10 minutes to prepare if you use canned chickpeas and bagged spinachs; but if you want to boil your own chickpeas and clean the spinachs leaves… it takes much more!

So, this is up to you. Are you in a hurry? Try this dish! Do you have the whole afternoon for you? Then do it the old, slow way and try the dish too ;D.

I didn’t use canned chickpeas but I didn’t boil them myself either… I’m a little tricky here… I bought them boiled at the Sagrada Familia Market; there’s a shop there with huge pots and casseroles where they sell all kind of legumes boiled early in the morning and ready to be used. Even if I tried to cook them myself for a million years, my chickpeas wouldn’t be as good as theirs. So, I buy 3 or 4 little bags per month, I freeze them and they taste better than canned when defrosting them.
For those of you following Lent rules just discard the blood sausage, or wait until Lent is over. For those of you looking for a supersavory dish, try it and tell me about it ;D.
Eat well :D.

I’m sending my dish to Ruchikacooks who is hosting this month’s My Legume Love Affair; Susan’s brainchild Event. If you want to participate too, just take a look at Ruchika’s blog or go to Susan’s MLLA past, present and future to get all details.

Legumes are so important in our diets!


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04/06/2010 · 9:00 h by La cuina vermella

Les teves fotos ens apassionen, ets una gran captadora de la llum!! A veure quin dia ens podem conèixer, que som veïns!!
Milions de petons, Núria (visca el Vallès!).

04/06/2010 · 9:08 h by katiez

Oh, I wish I could buy chickpeas like that. This looks delicious – and yes, I like blood sausage…. Usually.

04/06/2010 · 12:34 h by Joan Nova

That second photo made me want to open my mouth so that it could go right in. Yes, you’re lucky to have a market that prepares the beans for you. Looks delicious. I think I would have made it a little wetter — for dunking bread! Am I bad?

04/06/2010 · 13:03 h by ruchikacooks

Wow, you are so lucky to buy chickpeas like that! I soak them and boil them, takes for ever :(

Very healthy, thanks for the entry :)

04/06/2010 · 13:08 h by Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul

What a great way to buy chickpeas! I usually use the canned ones and I love their convenience…this looks beautiful Nuria. All the flavours play a different part yet work together perfectly. Gracias!

04/06/2010 · 16:21 h by Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen

I love blood sausage! I wish I could get that here. Guess someday I could make my own….

I often cook and then freeze my chickpeas too – saves on time, and you don’t have to use the cans!

04/06/2010 · 17:31 h by Nathan

That’s healthy and looks delicious :) I make a “Guiso de Garbanzos” it’s with small chunks of pork ham or pork meat, chorizo, and a sofrito. Maybe not as fast but no longer than 30 minutes :)

04/06/2010 · 19:57 h by tasteofbeirut

I love blood sausages! I could never find good ones in the US so I gave up!
Love your dish! sounds excellent

04/06/2010 · 21:08 h by _ts of [eatingclub] vancouver

That looks so satisfying!

04/07/2010 · 13:56 h by Kathy

I have found such nice things about the ingredients of this dish. Chickpeas can lower cholesterol and improve blood sugar levels. Spinach is a known antioxidant and anti-cancer agent due to it being loaded with flavonoid. The Blood Sausage is a very good source of protein, it is carb-free! You see the line up? This will make a perfect low calorie recipe.

04/07/2010 · 14:42 h by Bellini Valli

Very smart of the Sagrada Familia Market to sell readymade beans for delicious dishes like this Nuria.

04/08/2010 · 10:03 h by Ivy

Nuria, thank you very much for your help. I think I have managed to suspend the account of the guy who was stealing my content.
What a great idea to sell cooked legumes. Last week I boiled some chickpeas and half of the quantity is still in my freezer. This would be a lovely recipe to make.

04/08/2010 · 11:28 h by ://: Heni ://:

We used to eat blood sausage when i was a child, it has been a long time; thanks for reminding me of this childhood fav nuria!

04/12/2010 · 7:38 h by pity

una receta contundente y sabrosisima, despues de verla, estoy “homesick”…besitos dsde londres

04/17/2010 · 4:52 h by sewa mobil

wow great post
Keep posting stuff like this i really like it.

04/27/2010 · 20:55 h by we are never full

yum. yum. yum. You can tell i’m catching up on all the posts i haven’t read recently. jonny is posting our italian version of sausage and beans soon – but (shhh, don’t tell him) i think i like yours better.

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