I have found my new winter snack.
So I was thumbing through Bon Apétit last weekend, and I gotta be honest, I get the magazine for the food photography. Sure the recipes look AMAZING. But they also look like they take about 3 hours to make, contain about 75 ingredients, and the dishwashing when done would be a nightmare. I’m far too simple to actually cook a recipe from that publication.
I found this dish and saw that, believe it or not, it only needed a few ingredients. And took 20 minutes to make. And sounded wonderful.
So I tried it and fell in love. Now of course, because I’m me, I changed a few things up. Below is my take on the best way to make these delicious, warm, salty, flavorful chickpeas. Also? Don’t just eat them warm from the pan (although that’s totally acceptable). Put them in the fridge overnight where they get even more flavorful. Eat them cold. Eat them at room temperature. Add them to salads. Or eggs. Or whatever. Just ENJOY.
** Also, check out how I now have fancy recipe cards on my new, shiny website! Isn’t that exciting!?!
savory chickpeas with fresh herbs
Prep time: 20 minutes. Servings: 4
One can of chickpeas / garbanzo beans, drained
A handful of fresh herbs: Chives, basil and Italian parsley suggested
4 tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion (or 1 shallot), diced
salt, pepper and garlic salt to taste
Start off by draining and rinsing your chickpeas. While doing this, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Once your chickpeas are rinsed and patted dry, add them to the frying pan. Sprinkle liberally with salt, pepper and garlic salt (or to your taste).
These will cook for 15 minutes, so set your timer.
Next, add your onion, stirring the mixture occasionally. Use this time to chop up your fresh herbs.
When the time is up, pour into a bowl and toss with the herbs.
Calories per serving: 205. Just wait until you feel how full one serving makes you. Huzzah.