Try this delicious Taste-of-India Alzheimer’s-fighting side-dish. The chickpea base is rich in dementia-resistant arginine. While high-iron chickpeas and spinach guard against stroke and vascular dementia, India’s curry spice is rich in neuroprotective turmeric. This offers the brain an added preventative to fight off Alzheimer’s. Serve over brown rice.
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Serves: 6
- 1 cup onion, coarsely chopped
- 1½ Tbsp fresh ginger, chopped or grated
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1½ tsp curry powder
- 1 x 19-oz can chickpeas, rinsed.
- 1 x 14-oz can no-sodium-added diced tomatoes with liquid
- 1 x 10-oz bag fresh spinach, stems removed
- ½ cup water
- ¼ tsp salt (optional)
- Combine onion and ginger in food processor and pulse until minced.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat.
- Add onion mixture and curry. Sauté 3 minutes.
- Add chickpeas and tomatoes; simmer for 2 minutes.
- Stir in spinach, water, and salt. Cook another minute until spinach wilts.
- If you don’t have a food processor, chop onion and ginger into small pieces.
- Try with other beans, such as navy beans, black-eyed peas, or lentils instead of chickpeas. These beans should be cooked before using in this recipe.
Fruits and Veggies Matter, Adult Recipe Cards by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, public domain government resource.