Spicy chickpeas

    15 min

    This delicious side dish is quick and easy to make. It's also low in fat, high in fibre and protein. The resulting dish is spicy and tangy.

    15 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 1 (410g) tin chickpeas
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 1 whole dried red chilli
    • 1 clove garlic, quartered
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
    • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon sazon seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Drain off about half of the juice from the chickpeas and put them into a saucepan. Mix in the lemon juice, chilli, garlic, onion, hot sauce, pepper, Cajun seasoning, sazon seasoning and paprika. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for about 7 minutes. Remove the chilli and garlic before serving.

    Sazon seasoning

    Is a seasoned salt, which can be found in Spanish/Mexican speciality shops or online.

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    Yum! this is a simple and yummy recipe. Will definately make this again! the broth is very tasty. Only four stars b/c sazon seasoning is mostly MSG. Also, I'm not sure how much flavor the dried red pepper added. this was an expensive ingredient especially since I have no idea what to do with the rest of the bag of dried red peppers.  -  04 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yummy and unique! I have made this several times and my husband adores it. It is very tangy and flavorful and the chick peas are not dry at all. People are always very pleasantly surprised by this dish-its a keeper.  -  27 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Love, love, LOVE this recipe; I used a tbs of bottled lemon juice, and doubled the cajun seasoning in lieu of the sazon(?) seasoning. I threw a little brown rice in and we had it for lunch; the kids loved it.  -  20 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)