quick and easy

Spiced Chickpeas

• Vegan & GF. • Ready in 20 minutes • Simple ingredients. • Good for quick meal or side dish. • Easy to customize. • Add to salads, soups, wraps & more. • High in protein and fiber.

why you'll love them

I’m still a meat eater but always looking for good vegan recipes. This was wonderful, such comfort food. We served it with a mashed white potato & squash mixture. It was a great combination.

– 19 oz can chickpeas – 1 tbsp olive oil – 3 cloves garlic, minced – 1/2 a medium white onion, diced – 2 cups sliced white mushrooms – 1 1/2 tsp paprika – 1/2 tsp onion powder – 1/2 tsp garlic powder – 1/2 tsp oregano – 1/2 tsp black pepper – 1/2 tsp sea salt – 1/2 tsp chili powder – 1/4 tsp thyme


Heat oil, then cook mushroom, garlic and onion until softened, about 6-7 minutes. Then, add spices and cook another 1-2 minutes.



cook mushrooms

Add the chickpeas to the pan.



add chickpeas

Cook for 5-10 minutes until heated through and browned to preference. 



cook 5-10 minutes

That's it! Enjoy as a side dish or pair with other ingredients to make a quick, healthy meal.

• Healthy side dish. • Add to salads and grain bowls. • Serve over rice, drizzled with  tahini sauce. • Add to soups. • Serve over mashed potatoes. • Sprinkle with fresh herbs and   lemon. • Use as a filling for baked potato   or sweet potatoes. • Add fiber and protein to your  breakfast. • Add to a wrap with spinach and  avocado.

serving ideas

Last minute, late night emergency go-to.Perfect crowd feeder no matter the age. Simple and straightforward to prepare and easily adjusted if you don’t have all the ingredients listed – still came out great. No complex equipment or processes. 

What to Make Next

For more easy chickpea recipes, try these quick chickpea wraps with avocado and spinach.

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