Savoury Chickpea Fiesta

Vegan Friendly | 15 Minutes

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  • 1 can 425g chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers (assorted colours)
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro or parsley for garnish


  1. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onions and sauté until they become translucent, about 2-3 min.
  3. Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute until fragrant.
  4. Stir in the ground cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  5. Cook for an additional 1-2 min to toast the spices.
  6. Add the diced bell peppers and cook for 2-3 min until they start to soften.
  7. Toss in the diced tomatoes and chickpeas.
  8. Stir everything for an additional 3-4 min until the chickpeas are heated through.
  9. Add the cooked rice to the skillet, and mix well with the chickpea and vegetable mixture.
  10. Cook for another 2-3 min until everything is well combined and heated.
  11. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  12. Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley if desired.
  13. Serve in a bowl or as a filling for tacos or wraps.

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Swivel Sept 2023


Swivel Sept 2023

by Swivel Magazine

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