Mediterranean Chickpeas Recipe
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Mediterranean Chickpeas Recipe

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Add this to your meatless Monday lineup. And don't skimp with the feta cheese on top! —Elaine Ober, Brookline, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, 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 pitted Greek olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup chickpea 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.


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5-10 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Sir in remaining ingredients; heat through, stirring occasionally. Serve with couscous. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Chickpeas in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p55

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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."

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!"

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"

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!"

Reviewed May. 27, 2010

"Delicious and easy to make"

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