sauteed chickpeas and broccoli

I tried this recipe not too long ago, and it was amazing! So good, that I ended up eating nearly all of it and had to make more for my lunch the next day (I typically make dinner, then take leftovers to work for lunch).

It was really easy, and pretty quick too. Since I keep broccoli and chickpeas on-hand it was the perfect lazy meal.

What You Need:
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 thinly sliced garlic cloves
Salt and pepper
2 cups of broccoli (a little under 2 heads)
1 can of chickpeas
1/3 cup of vegetable broth
Crushed red pepper

What You Do:

Warm olive oil in a large skillet.
Add garlic and salt until garlic is browned.
Add broccoli, and saute for about 3 minutes.
Add the chickpeas, vegetable broth and red peppers. (add red pepper to taste, depending on how spicy you like your food)
Stir up then cover the skillet with a lid and let simmer for a few minutes, until the broccoli is thoroughly cooked.
Sprinkle the pepper and Parmesan shavings (but powdered works fine too.

Messiness – Hardly any mess since it’s all pretty self-contained in the skillet. All you have to do is wash and chop the broccoli.

Simplicity – Very simple. Anything that can be cooked, devoured and remade using things that are already in the kitchen, I consider to be simple.

Budget – Cheap! I get everything for this recipe at the dollar store which means you can find them there too or at similar prices elsewhere.

Delicious Factor – 4.5/5 It’s healthy but doesn’t taste too healthy. Also the fiber and protein in it makes the dish super filling!

I found the original recipe HERE, but made tweaks to my liking. If you want to try it with onion, click the link.


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