Anyway, last night was a back-to-normal-after-the-holidays meal. Chickpeas and broccoli sauteed with chipotle, sage, oregano and smoked paprika. Smoky, spicy, good. We had them with warm tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, grated cheese and basmati rice. Ready in minutes and fun to eat.
Here’s Move Move Move from Nacho Libre we listened to during dinner last night. I love this soundtrack!
1 can (15 oz) chickpeas – rinsed and drained
1 medium head of broccoli, cut into small florets.
2 t. tomato paste
shallot – finely chopped
garlic – minced or crushed
1/2 t. sage
1/2 t. oregano
1/2 t. smoked paprika
1 t. chipotle puree, or as much as you like spicy-hot-wise
Warm the olive oil in a large frying pan. Fry the shallots till they start to brown, then add the garlic and the herbs. Add the tomato paste and the chipotle and stir it all around. Add the chickpeas and paprika. Cook till it’s all coated and hot through. Add a few tablespoons of water and the broccoli and cook till it’s just tender and bright green. Add salt and plenty of pepper and serve with warm flour tortillas, lettuce, grated cheddar or jack (or whatever the heck you like!) chopped tomatoes. Hot sauce if you have it. Avocado if you have it.
Love your site. This is a great recipe, tasty & easy. I can never think of anything exciting to do with broccoli, & I love chickpeas. Have saved it to my database. Keep up the good work!
Thanks for the encouraging words. I’m with you on broccoli – I always buy it because my son likes it, but I end up doing the same things over and over!
I made these broccoli croquettes a while back in an attempt to try something completely new!
My gosh, you don’t miss a day! Simply amazing. Yes, please invent some new things to look forward to — like flatbread “utensils” never tasted until 2012. My New Year’s resolution is to cook more of your recipes and do my best to convince my kids to try one bite that will get them hooked on trying new things.
Shaun – let me know when you try something, and I’ll tell you my “Isaac version.” Hopefully your kids are more adventurous!
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