Posts Tagged ‘chick peas’

postheadericon Pasta and sauteed green beans

1 Box Pasta

Fresh Green beans

1 large red pepper

1 medium onion

1 can Chick peas, rinsed & drained

2 cloves garlic

salt, pepper, dried basil, sugar to taste

olive oil


– While water is boiling, cut up all veggies and saute over med-low heat in olive oil and seasonings (add chickpeas once veggies are cooked)

– Cook pasta as directed, drain and dress with olive oil and some additional salt & pepper

– Top pasta with veggies



postheadericon Baked Falafel

Baked Falafel

1 Can Garbanzo beans, rinsed & drained

1 small onion, chopped

2 cloves Garlic, smashed

½ tsp dried parsley

2 tsp Cumin

Dash Tumeric

½ tsp baking powder

1 slice vegan-friendly bread, toasted

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

½ C flour

1 T sesame seeds

Olive oil in spray or pump bottle

–          Preheat oven to 400

–          Blend toast in food processer until bread crumbs

–          Add all other ingredients (except for flour & seeds) and blend.  You may need to add 1 T of water or more for everything to blend well.

–          In a mixing bowl add flour & seeds to bean mix until thick.

–          Use ice cream scoop to make falafel balls on oiled baking tray or try lined with parchment paper – sprinkle with additional sesame seeds

–          Spray or pump olive oil for light coating

–          Bake for 15-20 mins

–          Enjoy!  I used in a wrap with tahini sauce, fresh tomatoes, cukes, onions and lettuce.. Yummm.

postheadericon Curried Spinach & Chick Peas (quick & easy)

Curried Spinach & Chick Peas (quick & easy)

olive oil, enough to cook with
½ medium onion, diced
1 large garlic clove, minced
Spinach, Fresh (or frozen)
1 Can organic garbanzo beans (chick peas)
½ tsp cumin
1 tsp curry powder

½ teaspoon sea salt
1 tsp Sugar in the raw

– Cook onions & garlic in olive oil and all seasonings in a large sauté pan until onions begin to soften
– Add chick peas
– Slowly add fresh spinach just until wilted
– Serve over rice.