Spicy Chickpea Casserole


3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1-2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 (14-15 oz) can chopped tomatoes
1 tsp superfine sugar
1 (15 oz) cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3-4 tbs Italian parsley
2 tbs cilantro leaves, chopped
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
These chickpeas have a middle eastern flair. They are bathed in a spicy mixture of olive oil, garlic, cayenne, turmeric, cumin tomatoes and cinnamon.

  • Add the olive oil and onion to a large sauce pan and cook over medium heat for about 7 minutes, stirring¬†occasionally.
  • Stir in the garlic and cayenne along with the other spices except for the parsley and cilantro and cook gently for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add the tomatoes and sugar and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer sauce for 20 minutes.
  • Add the chick peas to a casserole dish and pour the sauce.
  • Mix well, then bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  • Add the cilantro and parsley and stir through.
  • Serve with rice or couscous.




20 min


20 min


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