Sauteed Chickpeas/Garbanzos

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 14 mins

Posted in response to a request. This is a recipe from my dad's vegan cookbook. My sister used to be vegan, so he made it up for her and the rest of us, if we wanted to try the recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil and saute onions for 2 minutes, stirring.
  2. Add garbanzo beans and saute 7 minutes more, stirring frequently.
  3. Add reserved bean and tomato juices, cumin, chili powder, and salt and cook, uncovered, on low to medium heat for 5 minutes to reduce sauce to gravy consistency.
  4. Add drained tomatoes, mix well, and serve.


Most Helpful

This was good for DD1 (5 years old) and I since it was so simple. I used organic ingredients except for the spices.

UmmBinat April 08, 2013

I love simple recipes. This was very tasty and easy to make. It was a hit with our vegetarian household. Thanks.

mobiledj May 15, 2008

Super easy recipe. Hard for me to pass by a great new chickpea recipe. Only thing I regretted was making this with a 15 ounce can of chickpeas and 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes. The original proportions would have been preferable. I accidentally drained the tomatoes without reserving juice, so I added about 1/4 cup V-8 juice to reduce to gravy consistency. Also I used about 1 tablespoon olive oil to reduce fat a bit. Thanks!

Kumquat the Cat's friend September 12, 2007

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