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Festive Spiced Chickpeas

Don't be intimidated by this long ingredient list: Much of it is a spice mix you can put together in a couple of minutes. Canned chickpeas work fine here, but remember they just need to heat through, not cook; two to three minutes in the pot is plenty.

Courses: Vegetarian
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

  Spice Mixture
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround cumin
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlPaprika
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround coriander
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlGround cloves
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSalt
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlFreshly-ground black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlOlive oil
2   Chickpeas - (20 oz ea) - drained, rinsed
1 tablespoon 15mlLight brown sugar
2 tablespoons 30mlCarrots - grated - (1 cup) (medium)
1/4 cup 15g / 0.5ozFinely-chopped red onion
2 tablespoons 30mlFresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon 15mlChopped fresh parsley

Recipe Instructions

Make spice mixture: In small bowl, mix cumin, paprika, cinnamon, coriander, cloves, salt and pepper.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add spice mixture and cook, stirring constantly, 15 seconds. Stir in 3 tablespoons water. Cook briefly, stirring, then stir in chickpeas.

Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook 2 minutes, stirring once. Stir in brown sugar, then carrots and onion. Cover and cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat and mix in lemon juice.

Transfer chickpeas to serving bowl, sprinkle with parsley and serve warm.

This recipe yields 6 servings.

Per Serving: 193 Cal; 6g Prot; 5g Total Fat (1 Sat. Fat); 32g Carb.; 0mg Chol; 368mg Sod.; 5g Fiber.

Vegetarian Times, December 2000


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