Ground Turkey, Spinach, and Garbanzo Bean Skillet
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans -- rinsed, drained, and patted dry
- 3 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- Melt ghee in a skillet over medium-high heat. Break turkey into chunks and add to the skillet; cook, breaking the meat into small pieces as you stir, until completely browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Season with cumin, salt, and pepper.
- Stir onion with the turkey and cook until softened, 2 to 3 minutes; add garbanzo beans and spinach and continue cooking while stirring frequently until the spinach wilts, about 5 minutes more.
- Remove skillet from heat to stir lemon juice through the dish; season with salt and pepper.
Garbanzo beans are high in protein and fiber. If you are looking for a satisfying vegan meal, you can ditch the ground turkey and double the beans in the recipe and still get a delicious and nutritious dinner.
What others are saying
Steven Gomes says:
I ditched the beans and doubled the turkey in this delicious skillet dinner. Definitely a lot of meat, but it pairs perfectly with rice. My kind of meal.
Jeremy Hughes says:
I was looking for a healthy ground turkey recipe, and stumbled upon this. It was pretty good. I used minced garlic and left out the cumin. Wouldn't mind making this again. You could easily make this recipe Whole30 compliant by leaving out the chickpeas. That's what my wife did.
Monica Allen says:
I made this recipe vegan, but instead of doubling the chickpeas I added quinoa. Simple and delicious! I take it for my lunch at work from time to time.
George Delamea says:
Pretty good! It came together quickly and had plenty of flavor without too much fuss to get it. Nice to have a protein-packed meal like this. May do it with kale next!
Jacqulyne de Jardins says:
Made this for a week lunch meal prep tonight and had a sample before putting away. I enjoy the flavors going on. With turkey being extremely low-fat, I had to be extra careful not to overcook it. I did add a bit of cayenne for heat. Next time I will try this with italian-seasoned ground chicken.