Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans are one of those foods you either love or you hate. Art calls them “garbage beans”. I, however, am a huge fan of the little legume. Following is one of my favorite recipes for chickpeas, adapted from Sparkpeople.
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2-1 potato (depending on size), cut into 1/2″ cubes
1/2 cup chickpeas (canned or cooked)
1 medium tomato, diced or 1/2 can diced stewed tomatoes
1/4 cup shredded cheese
Saute’ potato cubes in olive oil medium heat, until cooked through, add tomatoes and chickpeas and cook until everything is well-heated. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
Calories: 408, Fat: 10 gms, Carbohydrates: 57, Protein: 23, Potassium: 844, Calcium: 29, Magnesium: 20, Fiber: 9, Sodium: 959