BBQ Chickpeas

A vegan recipe that sounds good and requires no knife work? You know I’m trying that recipe out !

The original recipe mentions how you could use this in a variety of ways and since it’s still hot like summer time here, I chose to use it in a salad. The chickpeas were saucy enough that I didn’t add any kind of dressing to the greens. I did let the chickpeas cool down a little before adding them to the salad so I wouldn’t end up with a bunch of wilted greens. I liked the spicy, smoky and just a little sweet flavor of the finished sauce. I used Hickory barbecue sauce and chose to add liquid hickory smoke to my version so if you choose a different kind of barbecue sauce it might not have as much smokiness to the finished product. My mom thought the chickpeas were a little too spicy to eat all on their own so we also ended up fixing some brown rice to serve this with.

If you’d like to try this recipe out (and not necessarily in a salad or with rice), click here.

I wasn’t paid in any form to mention this recipe.

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Easy Chickpea Vindaloo

I’m all for a delicious dinner that’s easy to make !

Ingredients

  • 2 (12.5 oz. each) jars of Maya Kaimal Spicy Vindaloo Indian Simmer Sauce (Hot)
  • 3 (16 oz. each) cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Brown rice, for serving

Directions

1.) Add the chickpeas and sauce to a large skillet, setting it over medium-high heat. Once boiling, turn the heat down and let simmer for 15 minutes. Serve over rice.

Sure it could’ve looked prettier with some cilantro on it but this sauce was really tasty ! Mommy would’ve liked it just a little bit more if there’d been a squeeze of lime juice added to it but otherwise thought it was delicious. Even with the rice you could still get the heat from the sauce. This wasn’t one of those sauces that says it’s hot but it’s really not, this was definitely spicy !

I wasn’t paid in any form to mention Maya Kimal’s vindaloo sauce.

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Garbanzo-Vegetable Green Curry

This is a great vegan recipe for the end of your shopping week !

There’s nothing perishable in the ingredients list:

  • 3 cups frozen cauliflower
  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (13.66 oz.) coconut milk (used full-fat coconut milk)
  • 1/4 cup green curry paste
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (used table salt)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 pkgs. (8.8 oz. each) ready-to-serve long grain rice (I just cooked up my own rice)
  • 1/2 cup lightly salted cashews

Plus (as long as you already have the cashews), this is a fairly cheap dish to put together ! I can’t post the directions for legal reasons unfortunately but I promise that this is a fairly quick and easy dish to whip up.

My mom has had this recipe in our favorites collection so long, I don’t remember where we found this recipe originally.

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Restaurant Style Healthy Chickpea Tikka Masala

I have to admit, I didn’t care that this recipe was healthy, I just cared about the food sounding flavorful !

This is such a creamy,flavorful sauce ! You do need to season it with salt to get all the flavors to come out, and even though it’s just supposed to be a garnish, getting some cilantro in every bite makes this dish even better.

This recipe came from Watch What U Eat. If you’d like to try this yourself, click here.

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Chickpea Curry

I wish I knew where we got this recipe from so you could make this yourself. The cilantro adds a little flavor but contributes more in color. The lemon brightens it up but if you don’t have lemons or cilantro, the chickpea curry being served on brown rice could stand all on its own ! I was surprised that a curry dish would have ketchup in it but it just contributes to a pleasant level of sweetness along with the pinch of ground cloves and the cinnamon stick. The onion, garlic and hot madras curry powder gives an equal amount of savoriness to each bite. For some reason I’m having trouble being able to access my photos and get them loaded onto here but you can see my pictures of the chickpea curry on instagram. Just search for @caloriesdontexisthere

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