Do you ever have those days when you want to throw in the towel, sell everything you own, and move to some remote location like a beach in Malaysia or the mountains of Bhutan so you can just get some space? Clear your head a little? *raises hand*
Since that’s not an option, I’m cracking open a hard cider and saying “cheers” to this crazy beautiful life.
Because things have been so insane, I was craving a dish that was really flavorful and painfully simple. Did I mention versatile? I wanted something that I could eat over the course of a few days without getting bored of it. Enter this flavor-packed dish of spicy BBQ chickpeas and onions.
They are amazing by themselves. They make incredible tacos. Toss ’em in a wrap for an easy lunch. Make an open-faced sandwich and dig in as you watch The Walking Dead. You could even pile this goodness on top of a grilled mushroom cap and make a crazy messy burger. OM NOM NOM.
No matter how you enjoy these chickpeas, you can’t beat the convenience.
Check out the notes below the recipe for tips on ingredients you may want for dressing up these bold legumes.
Cheers, my friends.
- 1 red onion, halved and sliced thinly
- 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed
- 1/2 cup veggie broth
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
- 1 Tbsp sriracha (or more!)
- 1. Water sauté the onion over medium heat. Warm the pan, add the onions and 1/4 cup of water. As the water cooks off, continue adding more a few tablespoons at a time until the onion begins to soften and caramelize.
- 2. Add the chickpeas, veggie broth, BBQ sauce, and sriracha. Stir well. Cook 10-15 minutes over medium heat until the sauce is very thick and sticky, coating the beans and onions.
- 3. Serve alone or using one of the fun methods below.
- For tacos – grab some corn tortillas, coleslaw goodies (I did cabbage and fennel with Veganaise), and avocado.
- For a salad – take your favorite greens (arugula!) and pile the chickpeas on top. Throw on a few corn chips for some added texture.
- For a sloppy joe-like sandwich – get a hamburger bun or a crusty roll, add the chickpeas, maybe some Daiya cheddar shreds, a little lettuce…BOOM. Eat up.
- For a wrap – grab your favorite tortilla, some cole slaw (see tacos for ingredients), and some avocado slices. Wrap and eat with a side of corn chips.