Turmeric Chickpeas Recipe: A Healthy 4-Ingredient Protein-Packed Snack or Side Dish by 30Seconds Food

Turmeric Chickpeas Recipe: A Healthy 4-Ingredient Protein-Packed Snack or Side Dish

Full of protein and healthy inflammation-fighting turmeric, this flavorful turmeric chickpea recipe can be served as a versatile side dish, or you can grab a handful anytime for a fun snack. Change up the spices and make this vegetarian recipe your own. These healthy turmeric chickpeas cook in one pan in less than 10 minutes. Perfect!

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Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Servings: 3 to 4


  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained, rinsed and towel dried
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika or smoked paprika
  • lime (optional)
  • sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a skillet. Add the turmeric and paprika and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the chickpeas. Cook, stirring, until peas are hot and beginning to lightly brown. 
  3. Finish with a squirt of lime, if desired.

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Skillets $10 & Up
Coconut Oil $5 & Up
Turmeric $3 & Up
Paprika $3 & Up
Smoked Paprika $3 & Up
Sesame Seeds $3 & Up
Chickpeas $1 & Up

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This is a fantastic idea. Need more legumes in my life...
Donna John
I know, right? Love anything with turmeric lately. So healthy. Tribe
It's so good for you and it also has an exotic flavor. This recipe is ideal, Donna John .
Elisa Schmitz
I love turmeric and I love chickpeas. Score!

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