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Mediterranean Chickpeas Recipe
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Mediterranean Chickpeas Recipe

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Olives, oregano and artichoke hearts boost flavor in this colorful and hearty meatless main dish. It goes together in minutes with convenient pantry items. Try a little feta cheese on top for something extra-special. Elaine Ober - Brookline, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Greek olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup garbanzo bean mixture with 2/3 cup couscous equals 340 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 677 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5-10 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Sir in the garbanzo beans, tomatoes, artichokes, olives, lemon juice, oregano and peppers. Cook and stir until heated through. Serve with couscous. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Chickpeas in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 cup garbanzo bean mixture with 2/3 cup couscous equals 340 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 677 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 11 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

used half as many grilled artichokes and 2 cans of chic peas. served with jasmine rice. even the kiddo loved it! easy, fast, unique. also great with a little feta on top.

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

I just made this to take to a friend, but like it so much I think I'll make it for myself tomorrow!

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Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

so easy to make and very tasty. the stewed tomatoes were on the sweet side so i needed to add a little more lemon juice

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2012

Great flavors & very easy to throw together! Definitely use no salt added tomatoes & chickpeas, as the olives and artichokes will have plenty!

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Reviewed May. 27, 2010

Delicious and easy to make

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