Recipe: Gingery Chickpeas

This recipe is so simple. It’s based off of a recipe from Meg Wolff (remember my macrobiotic experiment?). Here are my thoughts on macrobiotics (I love it):

Gingery Chickpeas

35 gingery chickpeas Recipe: Gingery Chickpeas


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained (~2 cups)
  • 1 small/medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 2-3 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • salt, to taste
  • <1/4 cup water


  1. Heat the oil in a wok/pan over high heat. Add the ginger and chopped onion; saute for 2-3 minutes (it should start to smell really good).
  2. Add the chickpeas and saute for another 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add a few tablespoons of water to the pan and stir everything around. As the water evaporates, mash a few of the chickpeas so that some are mushed and some are still whole. Add salt, to taste.
  4. Serve hot with bulgar, or other grain of choice.

34 gingery chickpeas Recipe: Gingery Chickpeas

Bobby and I both had ours with bulgar. I adore bulgar. Definitely a favorite carb. It fluffs up so much more than rice does. For dessert the night we had this dish, I had more bulgar topped with maple syrup.

I’m off to enjoy my Saturday… what are your weekend plans?

12 Comments on Recipe: Gingery Chickpeas

  1. coco
    10 October, 2009 at 12:48 pm (5 years ago)

    I like both ginger and onions, I’ll definitely try something similar! :D bulgur is great! WW couscous is another great quick grain!

  2. VeggieGirl
    10 October, 2009 at 1:39 pm (5 years ago)

    Yaaay comments are working again! :-D

    Love the chickpeas; I miss bulgar :(

    Weekend plans = studying. Whoo freaking hoo.

  3. Lara (Thinspired)
    10 October, 2009 at 3:27 pm (5 years ago)

    I’ve never tried bulgar! But I have never met a carb I didn’t like yet, so I’ll have to give it a try.
    The gingery chickpeas look delicious and straightforward…I’m bookmarking this one!
    Hope you have a great weekend, Maggie!

  4. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    10 October, 2009 at 3:31 pm (5 years ago)

    I love all your macrobiotic recipes Maggie. Keep them coming.

    Weekend plans – date night tonight and perhaps some yoga and football watching tomorrow.

  5. Shelby
    10 October, 2009 at 4:23 pm (5 years ago)

    Mmm, chickpeas! So good!

  6. Christina
    10 October, 2009 at 5:00 pm (5 years ago)

    Mmm, these look and sound delicious! I have some bulgar in the pantry, maybe I’ll try this!

  7. Maria
    10 October, 2009 at 5:06 pm (5 years ago)

    I’ve never tried bulgur before, but now I’ve got to! Never met a grain I didn’t like ;)

    Plans: homework and church!

  8. Kristen (Flexy Fare)
    10 October, 2009 at 5:44 pm (5 years ago)

    Hey, Maggie! Love the chickpeas, another great way to prepare them!

    I am studying like crazy and taking time to relax here and there ;-). I’ll probably go to Meeting in the morning….I need that calm.

  9. Jess
    10 October, 2009 at 7:56 pm (5 years ago)

    Mmm, chickpeas are the BOMBB!
    <3 jess

  10. Devan Newman
    11 October, 2009 at 2:52 pm (5 years ago)

    this looks So delicious!
    i love love ginger!! and chickpeass!

  11. Yasmin
    12 October, 2009 at 12:37 pm (5 years ago)

    OMG, this sounds AMAZING. I love chickpeas and ginger, so I will definitely be giving it a try. How many servings does this yield?

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