Spicy Chickpeas

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spicy chickpeas

Chickpeas are briefly sautéed in seasoned olive oil. An easy vegetarian (actually, vegan) main dish when served over brown rice with a side of veggie. If you don’t enjoy spicy food, omit the cayenne – this dish is delicious without any heat.

Makes 4 servings
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Total time: 12 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes

Ingredients
2 (15oz) cans chickpeas
2 tablespoons good olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

Directions
1. Drain chickpeas and rinse.

2. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add cumin, paprika salt and cayenne and cook, stirring, 30 seconds, until fragrant.

3. Add chickpeas. Cook, stirring, 5 minutes, until well-coated by the seasoned oil and heated through. Off heat, add parsley. Serve over brown rice.

Nutrition per serving
Calories 278.5
Total Fat 10.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 389.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 38.5 g
Dietary Fiber 5.9 g
Sugars 7.2 g
Protein 12.8 g
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 8 points

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