Kristen Welsh Unwala


A simple and tasty vegetarian meal that is ready in less than 15 minutes! This dish pairs well with rice or quinoa, or it could be served in a lettuce wrap.

Sesame Chickpeas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 cans chickpeas


  • ½ can soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 ½ tbsp roasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, agave or honey
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • tsp ground ginger


  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp water


  • chopped scallions
  • sesame seeds



  • Drain, rinse, and set asidechickpeas to dry.
  • Prepare thickener by combiningcorn starch and water. Whisk until smooth.
  • Prepare sauce by combining soysauce sesame oil, maple syrup (or substitute), water, vinegar, and groundginger in small bowl.

Cooking the Chickpeas

  • Heat oil over medium-low heat in a large skillet. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.  
  • Add prepared sauce to pan andstir to make sure everything is combined. Add the thickener and continuecooking until bubbles form.
  • Add the chickpeas and cook forfive minutes, stirring frequently, until the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve with scallions and sesameseeds over rice or quinoa. Enjoy!
Author: Kristen Welsh Unwala
Course: Main Course
Keyword: chickpeas, vegetarian, easy

Adapted from: Counts of the Netherworld

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