Carrots and Chickpeas

Has this ever happened to you?

The other night I got experimental (a.k.a. “confused”) while I was cooking. Suddenly I realized my Greek-style meatballs were morphing into Middle-Eastern-style meatballs and then my kale turned kind of Italian-style when I wasn’t looking and then I decided I wanted a carby-side dish and I had some carrots and a bunch of chickpeas left over from making hummus and I thought that sounded good together so I went there and then threw in some Middle Eastern spices with some Greek herbs and added turmeric and voila! the ultimate, super-tasty, slow-carb, fusion side dish!


Carrots and Chickpeas

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A quick, healthy, low-card side dish

  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1 tablespoon butter or vegan margarine
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cup cooked chick peas
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt to taste (try 1/8-1/4 teaspoon depending on your chick peas)
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Slice the carrots 1/4″ thick.
  2. Melt the butter over medium heat and add the turmeric. Fry for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the carrots and chickpeas (drained) and put a lid on it. Reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes.
  4. Use a spoon to mash up some of the chick peas.
  5. Add the coriander, oregano, and salt and stir. (You may need to add a spoonful of water at this point if it seems fry and in danger of burning.)
  6. Cover again and simmer another 5-10 minutes until the carrots are done to your liking.
  7. Squeeze lemon over upon serving.


Serves 2, but could easily be multiplied I am sure!

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  1. Great Stone Face on November 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I might have added and lightly sauteed a little bit of diced onion and maybe one minced garlic clove.

    • Hilah on November 6, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      Yum! Garlic and onion make everything better! (except cake;)

  2. David Lebo on November 11, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Running to the store in 3…2…1….

    Love it!

    • Hilah on November 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

      Thanks, David! It was so simple and so good.

  3. john franklin on October 19, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    me gustan tus recetas ,es fabuloso.

    • Hilah on October 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Muchas gracias!

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