Spinach Stew (GF; VO)

One of the world’s healthiest foods in a delicious stew. Popeye would approve!

You don’t often hear of children loving their green vegetables, and especially not spinach. When I first became a mother, friends told me stories of how they made sure they had their children watch shows like Popeye to show their kids how important it was to eat vegetables, and how amazing the benefits of spinach can be. I never had that issue. My kids not only loved their veggies, they loved broccoli and spinach. In fact, spinach is still one of my son’s favorite foods. From spinach pies to spinach stew. Spinach stew with garbanzo beans is a family favorite. With all the materials on hand, it’s a deliciously quick and easy meal to make. 

I thought it would be a fun meal to share on video.

Click here to watch how I make my Spinach Stew on my YouTube Channel!

Sahtein! Enjoy!



Can be served with rice, or pita bread, or green olives and Mediterranean pickles.

Rice recipe here! 


Spinach Stew
Serves 6
One of the world's healthiest foods in a delicious stew. Popeye would approve!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
50 min
  1. 3 medium pieces of chicken breast (omit for vegan recipe)
  2. 4 bags of chopped spinach
  3. 1 onion, minced
  4. 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  5. 1 tbsp salt
  6. ½ tbsp black pepper
  7. 1 tsp seven spices
  8. ¼ tsp cumin
  9. ¼ tsp safflower
  10. 4 tbsp oil for spinach
  11. 2 tbsp oil for chicken
  12. 2 small lemons
  13. 1 cup chick peas
  14. 3 ½ cups of hot water
  1. Stew
  2. Chop chicken breast into cubes.
  3. Soak in vinegar for 10 minutes, then rinse.
  4. On high heat, place 2 tbs oil in a pot.*
  5. Add minced onion and stir for at least 5 min until brown.
  6. Add minced garlic stir until brown.
  7. Add spinach and lower the heat to medium.
  8. Cover the spinach and leave for 20 min.
  9. Add 3 cup of hot water.**
  10. After the stew begins to boil, add salt, seven spices, cumin, and black pepper.
  11. Lower heat to medium and add the chick peas.
  12. Let the stew cook on medium heat for 5 min.
  13. After you turn off the stove, add the juice from 2 small lemons to the stew.
  14. Chicken
  15. In another pot, heat 2 tbs of oil.
  16. Add chicken and safflower.
  17. Reduce the heat to medium and cover the pot.
  18. Leave for 10 min or until chicken begins to brown.
  19. Add to stew.
  20. Allow the stew to cook on low heat for 5 min.
  1. * Start from this step when making the meal vegan.
  2. ** Add another cup of ½ cup of water if the broth is too thick.
  3. Can be served with rice or bread on the side.
  4. Tastes great with olives and Mediterranean pickles.
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10 comments for “Spinach Stew (GF; VO)

  1. October 18, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Noha! I made the spinach stew tonight and it was delicious! I am so excited to see your videos and learn to make MORE of you recipes. Plenty of leftovers for lunches this week – yum!

    • nireiqat
      October 21, 2015 at 11:53 pm

      Susan, how wonderful! So happy you tried this recipe for the family and I’m so glad you all enjoyed it. There are lots more recipes and videos to come. I know you’ll love them and I can’t wait until you try them.

  2. Dinorah
    May 30, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Hi Noha! This meal sounds amazing! I can’t wait to go buy spinach! I wanted to also say that I think you’re such a caring mom to always set aside a vegan version for your vegan daughter <3 Now, show is the secret to making delicious, perfect rice to go with this meal Ü Hugs!

    • nireiqat
      May 31, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      I am glad you will try out the recipe. Thank you for the kind words. This is one of my daughter’s favorite recipes, so I was more than eager to make a vegan version for her. 🙂

  3. Mariam
    March 3, 2017 at 5:43 am

    Please teach how to make the rice so perfect like in the pic above ,never can get it like that

    • nireiqat
      March 22, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      Hello Mariam,

      My recipe for rice is on the blog. Search the word ‘rice’ in the search box at the bottom of the page and it should come up. Enjoy! 🙂

  4. Mariam
    April 29, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing ur reciepes..ive been looking for these reciepes like i remembered them for over a decade now! And it was so hard to get others to share with me.

    • nireiqat
      May 2, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Thank you for your support, Mariam! 🙂 You’re welcome! I hope you continue to enjoy my recipes.

  5. Rasha Roshdy
    August 18, 2017 at 8:35 pm


    I saw the picture and remember the tasty meal you made for me and my son years ago. You are a great chef and a wonderful human being.

    • nireiqat
      November 6, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Aww! Love you Rasha. ❤️

      Thank you for your lovely words! I can’t believe you still remember the meal I made for you.

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