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Curried Chickpeas

There are few things I love more than chickpeas. For some people, that intense food love is reserved for chocolate or avocados, but for me it’s chickpeas. I even love them in recipes that some would consider strange—wasabi-barbeque chickpeas, anyone?

I’ve realized my Asian-American hybrid chickpea dish really isn’t that strange, because chickpeas are adaptable and can go well with just about any sauce. They work smothered in a light vinaigrette, in only olive oil and salt, in a little barbecue sauce, and especially in coconut milk or curry. A diverse little bean it is.

The curried chickpea recipe below is an extremely easy-to-make yet flavorful dish. The curry packs a punch, and the broth and cumin really add to the depth. Enjoy!

Curried Chickpeas

1/2 onion, chopped
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1 (15.5-19 oz.) can chickpeas, drained
1 1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 cup diced tomatoes
Salt, to taste

•Sauté the onion in the olive oil over medium-low heat, until soft. Add the broth, beans, spices, and tomatoes. Mix well and let simmer until the liquid reduces.

•Serve over rice or with pita.

Makes 4 servings

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  • Daren says:

    I make this all the time. I use it as a base, and throw other stuff in as well. It’s good w/ the Morningstar Chicken strips. I’ll also throw in some frozen veggies as well.

  • Brian says:

    Great recipe. I made this last night and it was really good.

    I think next time I may take half a cup or so of V8, add in a teaspoon of flour or arrow root, mix it an pour it in with the beans as they simmer. My guess is this will make sort of a sauce that should compliment the other flavors.

    Also, I was thinking of adding some garlic or perhaps some red pepper flakes to spice it up a bit.

  • Elise says:

    Where’s the recipe for the wasabi-barbeque chickpeas? Please!

  • Lauren says:

    I made this dish for supper last night and served with pita. I loved it and I will definately make it again!

  • heather lynn says:

    mmmmmmm! This looks good. I am so making this soon!

  • Kelley says:

    Mmmm…I love chick peas and this sounds tasty, easy to make too.