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Garbanzo-Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe

Garbanzo-Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe

Mini peppers are so colorful and they're the perfect size for a two-bite appetizer. They have all the crunch of a pita chip, without the extra calories. —Christine Hanover, Lewiston, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:32 servings


  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 16 miniature sweet peppers, halved lengthwise
  • Additional fresh cilantro leaves


  • 1. In a dry small skillet, toast cumin seeds over medium heat 1-2 minutes or until aromatic, stirring frequently. Transfer to a food processor. Add chickpeas, cilantro, water, vinegar and salt; pulse until blended.
  • 2. Spoon into pepper halves. Top with additional cilantro. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 32 appetizers.

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer: 15 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2017

"This is actually a type of hummus. You can use lemon juice instead of vinegar. I love those mini bells but they are not as sweet as the full size bells I use. I use the Red bells which are nice and sweet and would be better for this filling in my opinion. Otherwise, well done!"

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2017

"I didn't care much for these. Nice flavors but didn't meld well with raw peppers."

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2015

"I absolutely loved this recipe, delicious. Such great flavor!"

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