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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

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I had beans similar to this at a little neighborhood restaurant in London and had to recreate them. They are great served with lamb meatballs, but as a side to a simple steak you have a perfect, easy meal.

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Moroccan Chickpeas



Servings = 2 | Serving size =about 2 cups

Cooking Time = 75 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

This recipe keeps well, refrigerated, for 3-4 days. Reheat gently.

1 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 small onion (diced)
1 15 ounce can no salt added garbanzo beans (chickpeas) (drained and rinsed)
1 15 ounce can no salt added diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Place the olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.

Add the garlic and cook for about a minute.

Add the onion cook for about 3 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the garbanzos, tomatoes, water, salt, pepper, paprika, coriander, cumin, cinnamon and cayenne pepper.

Stir and cover. Reduce the heat until the beans are simmering.

Cook for about an hour. Stir occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 2 cups

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 143 Calories from Fat 29
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 5%
    Saturated Fat <1g 1%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 308mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
    Sugars 10g  
Protein 5g  
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 10% Iron 14%
Vitamin K 7 mcg Potassium 509 mg
Magnesium 41 mg