Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Quick and Easy Lunch Idea - Spicy Chickpeas with Lemon Water

I am always on the look out for fabulous quick and easy lunch menu ideas. The easier the better. I am always bustling around and trying to get so much done during my day that I don't want to take a whole lot of time to prepare lunch. That is one of the reasons why I love this Spicy Chickpea recipe so much. From start to finish the recipe takes about 6 minutes and the result is so yummy! It will please your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied and full. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Don't be afraid to experiment with different variations of spices too. This recipe can handle a multitude of different flavor combinations and can also be made ahead of time if needed.

Spicy Chickpeas

1 15 oz can of Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon garlic sea salt or regular sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or less if you don't want too much heat
1 tablespoon coconut oil


1. Drain and rinse chickpeas in colander. Pour into small serving bowl and set aside.
2. Combine all spices and sea salt into a small bowl. Stir until spices are well blended. 
3. Add seasoning mixture to chickpeas. Stir well to evenly coat all the chickpeas with the seasoning mixture.
4. Place coconut oil in small frying pan and set on medium high heat.
5. Add chickpeas to frying pan. Cook for 3-5 minutes turning chickpeas frequently to cook evenly on all sides until golden brown and seasonings have begun to caramelize. 
6. Remove from heat and serve immediately. 

This dish is great served with some ice cold lemon water. Just add ice to a glass. Fill with water and cut a lemon into wedges and place one or two lemon wedges in your glass and enjoy. And there you have it. A complete, satisfying lunch in under 10 minutes. What are you waiting for. Give it a try. It is super tasty!

What are some of your favorite quick and easy go-to lunch recipes? Share them in the comments below. 

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