The Sweetest Chickpea Recipe You’ve Never Tried Before
Written by: Kat Gal
Hummus is delicious. But did you know that you can use chickpeas in other creative ways besides just blending them up for a dip? You have to try this sweet, yet healthy dish.
Chickpeas (or otherwise known as garbanzo beans) are literally my staple. Besides hummus, I love to add them to salads, vegetable dishes and my veggie soups as well.
Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein for both vegans and non-vegans alike. 1 cup contains 15 grams of protein. They are a great source of fiber as well. Say good-bye to constipation, welcome healthy digestion instead. Chickpeas are also great sources of minerals such as manganese and folate.
Another key ingredient of this delicious recipe I am about to share with you are carrots. You probably know that carrots are full of beta-carotene (hence the orange color), which prevents macular degeneration and cataracts. Carrots are a rich source of antioxidants that help to prevent and fight cancer. The vitamin A in carrots assists with liver flushing, a powerful part of any of your cleansing efforts. Finally, carrots are great for your skin, your teeth and your gums.
You will love this recipe. It is so easy to make. It’s sweet and delicious, yet healthy, nourishing and filling. It is vegan and gluten-free. It can be part of your weekday lunch or can appear on the table for a fancy dinner with friends, or even Thanksgiving.
Maple-Orange Roasted Chickpeas And Carrots
Recipe: Coconut and Berries
- 1 ½ cups of cooked chickpeas or canned and drained
- 6 oz carrots, halved or quartered
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Few sprigs of fresh thyme
- 1 ½ tsp maple syrup
- Zest and juice of half an orange
- Himalayan sea salt
1. Preheat your oven at 400F.
2. Toss your chickpeas and carrots with the oil in a roasting dish. Add the thyme leaves and the salt.
3. Cook for 20 mins. Stir halfway through.
4. Add the orange zest, orange juice and maple syrup. Toss well.
5. Cook for 5 more minutes. The carrots should be tender and slightly brown and the chickpeas should be crisp.
6. Add it in a bowl. Serve it with a salad, quinoa, rice, or enjoy it as it is.
Will this dish be part of your Thanksgiving menu this year? We hope you will enjoy it. Let us know your experiences in the comments below. Snap a picture and tag us on Facebook. We would love to hear from you and to see your creation.
Kat Gál is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. She is a Certified Holistic Health and Life Coach who encourages others to embrace their unique authentic selves, follow their heart and find their own version of freedom in life.
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