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Smoky Roasted Chickpeas and Tomato Recipe

A wonderful combination of smoked paprika, charred tomatoes, a touch of sweetness, with some heat resulting in a savory warm Indian style recipe. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Mediterranean
Servings 2 main courses

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ½ tablespoon Olive oil extra virgin
  • 4 cloves Raw garlic minced or pressed
  • ½ tablespoon Smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Agave nectar or sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 can Garbanzo beans (15 oz) drained
  • 12 oz Cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • ½ cup Fresh basil (or sub cilantro) chopped
  • 3 cups Cooked brown or white rice
  • teaspoon Dried saffron
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Mix the first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Add beans, tomatoes, and ¼ cup cilantro to the remaining spiced oil mixture; toss to coat.
  • Sprinkle everything generously with salt and pepper.
  • Roast beans for about 20 minutes.
  • Cook up some white or brown rice or use already cooked rice. Add saffron and olive oil to the cooked warm. Mix well.
  • Divide rice among the plates.
  • Spoon bean mixture over rice. Sprinkle with ½ cup fresh basil or cilantro.
  • Serve warm.
Keyword Chickpeas, dinner, garbanzo beans, saffron, smoky, tomatoes, vegan dinner