Healthy Recipe: Cumin Chickpeas & Couscous

Time for a delicious easy vegetarian recipe!!! I've been living the veglife for nearly 9 years now, so I've made my fair share of meals. This one is tasty, simple, & better yet nutritious! Cumin Chickpeas & Couscous is a hearty & quick meal to make when you don't have much in your fridge.

Why should you make this?

Quite frankly, because it's like magic on your taste buds. Magic, I say!! It's an easy cheap vegetarian recipe to make  in a jiffy. Garbanzo beans are basically a power food. They are extremely high in fiber & protein. They also contain a decent amount of iron, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, & manganese. Find out more about the nutritional facts of garbanzo beans.






Cumin Chickpeas & Couscous is a completely easy cheap vegan recipe. It isn't difficult whatsoever, even the most horrible of cooks can create this tasty meal. If you can boil water, you can make this! If you can't boil water, just try anyway. You may surprise yourself. :]

This recipe was inspired by one I had cut out of a magazine years ago. I recently took a gander at it & it sounded scrumptious, the only issue was I had half the ingredients. I've been trying to take advantage of the foodstuffs already in my cabinet. I wasn't about to purchase anything, so I had to make it work.  Talk about an easy cheap vegetarian recipe!

I improvised & created something with the items I did possess. I surprised myself with my culinary skills. It turned out nicely. When I tasted my experiment, I thought... "How is this so good? Did I really make this? I should be a chef." Well, I kind of thought that. 

Ingredients:
1/2 onion
1 zucchini
1 can garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas)
1 tbsp tomato paste
about 1 tsp cumin 
A pinch of turmeric, salt and pepper.
*double up on ingredients if making for 3 or more

Preparation:
 - Chop onion & zucchini into medium chunks. 
- Strain can of beans.
- Measure out cumin & other spices.

How to make it:
1. Add olive oil to a pan & sauté your onions.

2. Once the onions begin to cook & look slightly transparent, add zucchini. Cover & let it simmer for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. When the veggies appear cooked or are beginning to brown, add strained garbanzo beans into the zucchini-onion mixture.

4. Now is a good time to make the couscous. Add 1 cup couscous to 1 cup water. You can do this in a pot or even in the microwave. Add salt, pepper, vegan butter, etc to taste.

5. Once garbanzo beans are heated through, add tomato paste & seasoning. Stir until paste is evenly distributed.

6. Add the cumin chickpeas over the couscous or mix them together. Enjoy!

That's it. It's really simple. Please check in for all sorts of easy cheap vegetarian recipes, positivity, & more! Hope you enjoyed this clean vegetarian recipe. Nom nom nom! Integrate healthy meals into your diet for a happier, healthier life. Health is in your hands! :]

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13 comments

  1. I've got to try this recipe, looks yummie and healthy!
    x Sandra

    www.morestylethanfashion.com

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  2. Thank you very much for sharing with us this recipe! I would definitely love to try it!

    www.callmemaddie.com

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    1. You're very welcome. Just use whatever you have in the fridge! :]

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  3. I love cooking with chickpeas! This looks delicious, filling and healthy. I am totally going to try it because I am always looking for new ways to prepare them.

    -- Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

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    1. Fantastic. This is a super easy recipe to use to impress anyone! :]

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  4. Looks very delicious! I was looking for healthy recipe for the summer, definitely going to try this! thank you!!

    Intan Thalia
    http://thewishingdust.blogspot.com

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    1. Hope you enjoy. Let me know how it goes. :]

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  5. Mmmmm sounds incredible! Thanks for sharing :)

    Style Sunrise

    :)
    x

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    1. Thank YOU for reading. Please enjoy. :]

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  6. I love couscous and chickpeas so I would probably love this recipe! I will have to try it :)

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