Recipe by Kinzie of To Cheese or Not To Cheese?
Chickpeas rock (Meatless Monday or not)—they’re so versatile, tasty, easy and oh so good for you!
Asian flavors of sesame and teriyaki blend beautifully with the versatile chickpea. This stir-fry can incorporate all kinds of fresh veggies, so feel free to substitute carrot slices, green beans or baby corn. Try it for your next Meatless Monday to add some zest to your dinner.
- 1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
- 1 cup low-sodium teriyaki sauce
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 tablepoon sesame oil
- 1/4 cup cashews, toasted
- 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1/2 large onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 cup pineapple, cut into 1-inch chunks
- salt & pepper to taste
- green onion, chopped for garnish
- 2 cups brown rice, cooked
- Combine chickpeas, teriyaki sauce, red pepper flakes and sesame seeds in a bowl and stir.
- Set aside and let marinate while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- In a large sauté pan, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat.
- Add the peppers and onion and sauté for about 5 minutes.
- Add cashews and pineapple, stir to combine and cook for a 3-4 more minutes.
- Lower heat to medium-low and add marinated chickpeas and the marinade to the pan.
- Cover pan and cook for 7 minutes.
- Add the cooked brown rice to the chickpea mixture (in the pan) and stir to combine.
- Season with salt & pepper to taste and heat until all ingredients are warm.
- Serve and garnish each plate with green onion.
- Nutrition Facts
- Serving Size 1 (308g)
- Recipe makes 4 servings
- Calories 625
- Calories from Fat 123 (20%)
- Total Fat 13.7g 21%
- Saturated Fat 2.3g 11%
- Monounsaturated Fat 5.8g
- Polyunsaturated Fat 4.7g
- Trans Fat 0.0g
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 702mg 15%
- Potassium 613mg 17%
- Total Carbohydrate 111.4g 36%
- Dietary Fiber 10.3g 41%
- Sugars 6.8g
- Protein 15.5g 31%
Listen to this Green Divas Foodie-Philes podcast for some great healthy 5-minute meal ideas…
And this podcast about bowl meals…
~Asst. Ed. Green Diva Christine. Chickpea image via Shutterstock.