Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sautéed Chickpea Recipe

Hey there, I'm back with a quick recipe.

Recently, I took on the challenge of being vegetarian for a week, which doesn't seem like the world's hardest challenge but as someone who loves chicken and steak, it was harder than I thought. I wanted to share this recipe because it is perfect for lunch or dinner and it easy and quick to make. Also, it's vegan!


  • 2 cans of garbanzo beans/chickpeas (15.5 oz)
  • 1/2 small white onion, chopped
  • 8-12 cilantro springs, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin or whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder 
First drain your garbanzo beans and put them in a bowl. I choose to mash some of the garbanzo beans with a mortar at this point because the spices are incorporated better, but it isn't necessary if you're in a real pinch for time.

Then add in all the chopped onion, cilantro, and spices. Mix well.

Heat a nonstick pan with some olive oil and sauté until the chickpeas turn from a tan color to a more yellowish color. On medium high heat, this should take about 4-5 mins.

And that's it! I love to pair with some couscous as well. I had this with some broiled cauliflower and lots of fruit for lunch the other day. It makes a great side for dinner, too.

Have fun cooking!

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