Uncategorized BK’s Deflate Your Mate Chickpeas

| Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:01


When your partner starts packing on the pounds it’s rough. It seems like you’re stuck between a rock and a squishy place. But changing your/their diet for the better doesn’t mean you both have to suffer taste-wise. This chickpea stew is super-low fat but tastes amazing.


1 tablespoon olive oil
3 green onions, chopped
1 red bell pepper
Pinch of cumin
Pinch of aprika
Some crushed chilies
2 tablespoons lemon vodka
795ml canned San Marzano tomatoes
2 cups chickpeas
2 cloves roasted garlic
1 lemon for lemon zest
Fresh parsley, chopped
Fresh mint, chopped
Sea salt
Brown sugar
Freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Whole wheat pita, cut into wedges


In a pot, heat olive oil, chopped green onions, julienned red pepper, cumin, paprika and crushed chilies. Sautee for 10 minutes, then deglaze the pan with a shot of lemon vodka. Add tomatoes, garlic, lemon zest, parsley, mint leaves, salt and pepper. Let this cook for another 5 minutes. In the last few minutes drop in 2 cups of chickpeas and heat through.

Garnish with strands of lemon zest and serve with toasted whole wheat pita wedges.

This recipe a staple in my kitchen. Regardless of the low fat content, you can enjoy it anytime, any weight ;).

Yield: 6 servings

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