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Fried Chickpeas with Zucchini and Yogurt

Fried Chickpeas with Zucchini and Yogurt
5 from 3 votes
Crispy fried chickpeas, tender zucchini, and creamy yogurt combine in this delightful recipe for a satisfying and healthy dish.
Cuisine:Vegetarian
Diet: egg-free
Total Time:12 minutes
Servings:2
Calories:407kcal
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Ingredients

Fried Chickpeas

Zucchini Side

Instructions

  • Add the couscous into a bowl and just cover with hot water. Check your packet instructions but this should be the same amount of water as couscous (eg. 1/3 cup couscous, 1/3 cup of water).
    ⅓ cup instant couscous

Fried Chickpeas

  • Drain and rinse off the chickpeas, put them in a bowl and add the olive oil.
    1.5 cup chickpeas, 1 tsp olive oil
  • Take your potato masher (or fork if you don’t have one), give the chickpeas a good mashing.
  • Heat up a frying pan and fry the chickpeas for about five minutes, until they have some colour. Add the soy sauce and vinegar to chickpeas.
    1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Zucchini Side

  • In the meantime, cut the zucchini into thin slices and the bell pepper into long, thin strips.
    You can either grill them for a couple of minutes or use the same pan once the chickpeas have finished, using the olive oil.
    1 small zucchini, 1 tsp olive oil, 1 medium bell pepper
  • Chop the coriander and add it to the yoghurt.
    ½ bunch cilantro/coriander, fresh, 4 tbsp low fat Greek Yogurt
  • Put the fried chickpeas on a plate with the quinoa and scramble them about so that they mix, and then layer the zucchini and bell pepper over the top.
  • Add some salt and pepper to everything and drizzle a little yogurt over to finish. Serve with couscous. Enjoy!
    Salt and pepper to taste

NOTES

Tip: The Fried Chickpeas are nicer when served right away.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Fried Chickpeas with Zucchini and Yogurt
Amount per Serving
Calories
407
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
2
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
827
mg
36
%
Potassium
 
724
mg
21
%
Carbohydrates
 
65
g
22
%
Fiber
 
13
g
54
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
20
g
40
%
Vitamin A
 
2167
IU
43
%
Vitamin C
 
89
mg
108
%
Calcium
 
121
mg
12
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6 comments
  1. Never knew fried chickpeas could be so good! Another winner

    1. Heya Pat – awesome aren’t they?! This recipe has been on rotation ever since we discovered it, too. Love fried chickpeas now!

  2. Thanks, I had half for breakfast and really enjoyed it.x

    1. Perfect! You’re more than welcome 🙂

  3. Hi, how many servings is this for? Thanks x

    1. Hey! Good question! It makes about two medium servings, I would say perfect as a ‘light’ or ‘weight loss’ lunch. If I’m absolutely starving or have just been to the gym I will eat it all to myself 🙂