Sticky Sesame Chickpeas

Sticky Sesame Chickpeas

Written by Amy

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May 11, 2022

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Sticky Sesame Chickpeas


  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil

1 1/2 tbsp toasted sesame-oil

1 cup dry chickpeas** (see notes)

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup Coconut aminos (tamari or soy-sauce work as well, just a bit saltier taste)

3 tbsp maple-syrup

4 tbsp vegetable-broth or water

3 cloves garlic

1 tsp grated ginger

1 tbsp arrowroot or tapioca starch/flour

1/2 tsp smoked cayenne, optional

2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds, for garnish


Instructions

  1. First, you’ll need to soak your chickpeas overnight, then boil them for 30-45 minutes. You can add some kombu to the boiling water to help make them more digestible. Drain and rinse chickpeas and put aside.
  2. In a fry pan on med-high, heat the olive or avocado oil and add the minced garlic and grated ginger. Sauté for a couple until the garlic is extremely fragrant (2-3 mins).
  3. While the garlic is cooking, mix the arrowroot/tapioca starch with 2 tablespoons of veggie broth/water in a small bowl.  Mix until smooth – no clumps – then set aside.
  4. To the pan with garlic, add the coconut aminos (tamari or soy-sauce for a bit saltier taste), toasted sesame-oil, maple syrup, ACV, and the extra 2 Tbsp of veggie broth. Whisk together.
  5. Add in the arrowroot mixture and stir. When bubbles begin to form, add the chickpeas & stir till they are nicely coated.
  6. Cook on low-heat till the sauce becomes thick and sticky, for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  7. Remove from the heat and let sit to allow the chickpeas to absorb all the flavours.

 

Serve and enjoy with steamed rice, quinoa or broccoli.

 

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Vegan

Keywords: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sesame, Chickpeas, Vegetabowls, Side, Protein

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