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Mediterranean Garbanzo Bean Saute
with couscous

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

You'll feel like you're serving up a sophisticated restaurant dish when making this saute with the fresh herbs and the splash of wine!
Smarts: If you have more time, caramelize the onions longer for an even sweeter, more concentrated flavor.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Mediterranean Garbanzo Bean Saute:
  • Onions - 1/2, sliced
  • Bell peppers, red - 2, sliced thinly
  • Olives, pitted (green or black) - 1/4 cup, sliced
  • Parsley - 1/4 bunch, chopped
  • Spinach - 1 bunch
  • Garbanzo beans (14 oz / 397 g can) - 1 can
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 1/2 tsp
  • Diced tomatoes (14 oz / 397 g can) - 1 can
  • White wine - 1/2 cup
  • Thyme leaves (fresh) - 1 tsp, remove leaves from stems
  • Lemons - 1/2, juice of
Couscous:
  • Couscous (uncooked) - 3/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Onions / Red Peppers / Olives / Parsley - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Spinach - Rinse thoroughly and dry.
  3. Garbanzo beans - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Prepare couscous according to package instructions.
  2. Heat a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then chickpeas, paprika, and some salt to the heated oil. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Next add in onions and saute with garbanzo beans for ~3 minutes, until onions are softened.
  4. Add diced tomatoes (not drained), red peppers, white wine, and thyme. Simmer for ~10 minutes.
  5. Add olives, parsley, and spinach leaves. Saute until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat and finish with lemon juice.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy with couscous.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (145)
Gluten-free (10)
Paleo (12)
Vegetarian (19)

59 reviews

Add 0.5 teaspoon chilli flakes Add artichoke, olives and capsicum roasted strips Add spinach at end Use chicken thigh Add parsley to couscous Add salt and pepper while sauce simmers

By: Nora
Posted: Jun 05, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

It probably would have been better had my husband not misread the recipe and put a 1/4 cup of lemon in it. :/ That being said, I would definitely make it again...correctly! The chicken was perfect!

By: Laura
Posted: Mar 25, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very easy to throw together especially if you marinate the chicken the night before. We used a boxed couscous that was rosemary and olive oil flavored and it went really well with this dish.

By: Leah
Posted: Feb 09, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This didn't sound like my cup of tea, but I'm really glad I made it anyway, because it was delicious!

By: Jenna
Posted: Feb 06, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Really good. Wish I could have had it with the couscous but, alas, the carb count is simply too high.

By: Christopher
Posted: Jan 22, 2015
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

I did't love this.

By: Kate
Posted: Jan 17, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful