Cast iron pan of meat and chickpeas with fresh herb garnish
Braised Chickpeas Are A Versatile Dish You Can Create With Pantry Staples
Chickpeas are a versatile, plant-based protein. While they can be incorporated into many dishes, they make an especially soft, tender, and hearty meal when braised.
In all their versatility, braised chickpeas are the perfect canvas for experimentation. There are a number of directions your braised chickpeas can take you.
For an Indian taste, use canned tomatoes, curry powder, and ginger, or try Moroccan flavors like harissa paste, canned tomatoes, olives, and dates or raisins.
For an Ethiopian twist, add Berbere seasoning and olive oil, or create a Mediterranean dish with EVOO, roasted eggplant, tomatoes, herbs, and lemon.
Once finished, pair your chickpeas with rice, bread, or flatbread for a meal, or create a snack by layering chickpeas, arugula, and balsamic glaze on toast.