Who says you need meat? Grab a can of chickpeas-aka garbanzo beans- and stir up easy, healthful dishes.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 heads broccoli, including stalks, trimmed and chopped (2 cups)
  • 1 (10.5 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan shavings

Preparation

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  1. In a large skillet (preferably one with a lid), warm olive oil over medium heat until hot. Carefully add onion, garlic and salt, and sauté, stirring often, until onion becomes transparent and garlic just begins to turn golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Toss in broccoli; sauté for 3 minutes. Add chickpeas, broth and red pepper. Stir once, cover and cook for 3 minutes more, just to heat through and finish cooking broccoli.
  3. Uncover, season with pepper, sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.

March 2007

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 186
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbohydrate: 16g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 855mg