Zesty Meatless Monday: Spicy Teriyaki Chickpeas

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spicy teriyaki chickpeas recipe

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.

You may notice that one serving of this tasty dish offers 31 percent of your daily value for protein. File that tidbit away the next time someone tells you that you must eat meat for protein!

Spicy Teriyaki Chickpeas
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  2. 1 cup low-sodium teriyaki sauce
  3. 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  4. 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  5. 1 tablepoon sesame oil
  6. 1/4 cup cashews, toasted
  7. 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
  8. 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
  9. 1/2 large onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
  10. 1 cup pineapple, cut into 1-inch chunks
  11. salt & pepper to taste
  12. green onion, chopped for garnish
  13. 2 cups brown rice, cooked
Instructions
  1. Combine chickpeas, teriyaki sauce, red pepper flakes and sesame seeds in a bowl and stir.
  2. Set aside and let marinate while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  3. In a large sauté pan, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the peppers and onion and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add cashews and pineapple, stir to combine and cook for a 3-4 more minutes.
  6. Lower heat to medium-low and add marinated chickpeas and the marinade to the pan.
  7. Cover pan and cook for 7 minutes.
  8. Add the cooked brown rice to the chickpea mixture (in the pan) and stir to combine.
  9. Season with salt & pepper to taste and heat until all ingredients are warm.
  10. Serve and garnish each plate with green onion.
Notes
  1. Nutrition Facts
  2. Serving Size 1 (308g)
  3. Recipe makes 4 servings
  4. Calories 625
  5. Calories from Fat 123 (20%)
  6. Total Fat 13.7g 21%
  7. Saturated Fat 2.3g 11%
  8. Monounsaturated Fat 5.8g
  9. Polyunsaturated Fat 4.7g
  10. Trans Fat 0.0g
  11. Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  12. Sodium 702mg 15%
  13. Potassium 613mg 17%
  14. Total Carbohydrate 111.4g 36%
  15. Dietary Fiber 10.3g 41%
  16. Sugars 6.8g
  17. Protein 15.5g 31%
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If you love chickpeas as much as I do, you’ll also want to check out this delicious recipe right away.

Bonus:

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.

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Meatless Monday is global movement with a simple message: once a week, cut the meat. Launched in 2003, Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, working in collaboration with the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Our goal is to reduce meat consumption by 15 percent for our personal health and the health of the planet. Follow Meatless Monday on Pinterest.

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