Friday, May 28, 2010

Fried chic peas--sublime, yet simple

Here is a fast meal I make when I'm pressed for time, or just lazy. ;) 

It's appropriate for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack.  A whole can makes leftovers, which taste just as good when reheated.

Simply open a can of chic peas (ceci or garbanzos) and drain really, really well.

Heat up a skillet with a little olive oil.  Once it's hot, add the beans and saute until lightly browned.  They will shrink a bit while you're cooking, but don't worry--that just concentrates the good flavor.

I don't feel they need any seasoning at all, but if you must, you could try cinnamon, cloves, oregano, basil, cumin, curry--the possibilities are endless.

Here is my meal with fruit, fresh vegetables, and artisan whole grain bread:

Here's a close-up of the beans:

1 comment:

  1. Hi Audrey,

    Thank you for taking the Meatless Monday pledge! Chick peas are definitely my favorite type of bean – I could eat them all day. I never thought of sautéing them by themselves, so I’ll have to try that out next time!

    Skipping the meat once a week is beneficial to both your health and the environment because it reduces your risk of chronic preventable conditions and saves precious resources. That’s why I work for Meatless Monday. Many of our bloggers like to show their support for Meatless Monday by featuring pictures or videos of meatless meals that they’ve eaten. If you’re interested in doing weekly Meatless Monday posts, please email me at Thanks!