Try this recipe for Pan Fried Chickpeas with Cumin, Garlic & Lemon, you won’t regret it.
Chickpeas is one of my favorite things to buy in a can, they are cheap, packed with flavor and proteins and can be used for a lot more than hummus. This chickpea recipe do actually have similar flavors to hummus but instead of mixing them I roast them in a pan with garlic, onion, cumin and then add some fresh lemon juice that gives the earthy flavors a great contrast. This is best served as a side for meat or fish but could also be used a filling for burritos or stuffed pita bread.
Pan Fried Chickpeas with Cumin, Garlic & Lemon
serves 3-4 as a side
400g/14oz canned chickpeas, drained
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 red onion
3 cloves garlic
4 tbsp olive oil
a few leafs of parsley
Open the can of chickpeas and rinse in cold water. Peel and slice the onion and garlic cloves. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the onion, garlic, cumin and chickpeas and roast on high heat for about five minutes. Roughly chop the parsley and add to the peas, season with salt and pepper. Squeeze the lemon into the chickpeas. Serve straight away.