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Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, belongs to the legume (essentially peas) food family. Round in shape and beige in color, there are other varieties in green, red, and black. Main nutrients are fiber and protein but they also contain, calcium, iron, Vitamin B6, and magnesium, and are also low in calories. Some vegetarians have chickpeas as a replacement for meat.

Chipotle Lime Chickpeas

Prep: 5 mins, Cook Time: 20 mins, Total: 25 mins. 




5 tablespoons, walnut oil
2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/2 onion, sliced
1 green onion (scallion), chopped
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
3 tablespoons of Mrs. Dash Chipotle seasoning, or to taste
Butter (for flavoring and texture) 
1 teaspoon, cayenne pepper 
1/2 teaspoon, Old Bay seasoning
1 can of garbanzo beans (Chickpeas), strained
1 sprig of cilantro, chopped
1/2 Lime, squeezed



  • Heat cast iron pan and add 3 tablespoons of walnut oil. Let heat on medium for 1 min or to your discretion.1.

  • Add strained chickpeas to heated cast iron pan on high. Cook for about 5 mins. (Add a teaspoon of water if pan gets dry.) 

  • Add chopped onions and garlic to the pan with the chickpeas. Let sauté for about 2 mins covered.  

  • Add 1 tablespoon of walnut oil, black pepper, and Old Bay seasoning and stir for 2 mins. 

  • Reduce heat to low and let simmer.

  • Add 1 tablespoon of walnut oil and incorporate chipotle seasoning and chopped cilantro and stir uncovered and add cayenne pepper.

  • Add 1/2 squeezed lime juice and butter to taste. 


Can be served over a bed of rice.

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