Lemony Pan Fried Chickpeas

January 17, 2011

This is a recipe that my good friend, Jessica, gave me awhile back. I decided to put my own twist on it, based on the ingredients I had at home. It came in perfectly handy the other night when I was famished and had nothing in the house but a can of chick peas. How sad is that? But, actually it didn’t turn out to be sad at all, rather it was quite tasty and very satisfying. Thank you Jessica! Your recipe saved the day.

Ingredients: (serves 1 to 2)

1 can chick peas drained and rinsed

1/2 shallot minced (optional)

juice and zest of 1/2 lemon

1 handful sliced or slivered almonds

a handful of shredded iceberg lettuce

a dollop of sour cream

salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Drain and rinse chickpeas well. Heat a small bit of olive oil in a pan on med high heat and add in the chickpeas. Next, add a dash of salt, pepper, lemon juice, zest and the almonds. Stir until well heated.


Serve the chickpeas hot, atop a bed of cool lettuce. Alternatively, you could wrap the chickpeas inside of the lettuce and eat them like a burrito. Add a dollop of sour cream on top. Or, skip the sour cream if you’d rather eat vegan.

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Laura May 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

This recipe was a lifesaver for me the other night! Thanks Jen–it was really delicious!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods May 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

Yay! So glad to help out! Thanks for letting me know!

Homer January 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Chickpeas + Lemon + Heat = Tasty Treat!

Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} January 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I never thought about pan frying chick peas by themselves with lemon. This I will definitely try. My kids eat them like their popcorn!

Jennifer January 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm

wonderful! hope you like it!

natalie (the sweets life) January 17, 2011 at 5:23 pm

oooh i love roasted chickpeas and these sound great too–bet the lemon flavor is perfect!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods January 30, 2011 at 11:20 am

natalie! thanks for your comment. sorry I didn’t see this until now. i was having comment “issues.” hopefully they are all fixed now. thanks again for reading and commenting!

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