Hungarian Chickpeas!

Holy bean love, people...these are insanely delicious! This recipe is one of my favorites from my newest book, Radiance 4 Life. It's very quick and easy to put together, but does require smoked paprika. You can usually find this divine elixir of spice in health food stores, many supermarkets, and most international food markets. It's worth the (relatively inexpensive) purchase though - smoked paprika will lend a rich, earthy, complex flavor like nothing else. It's also great sprinkled on babaganoush or hummus, or as a seasoning for a wide variety of dishes.

Oh, and by the way...this lovely photo was taken by the fabulous Olga Vasiljeva. However, as she's in Latvia, she doesn't always have access to the same ingredients as I do. So, when you use smoked paprika, this dish will look significantly more red in color.

So, without further delay...

Hungarian Chickpeas!

Welcome to my new obsession.

▪ 15 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained

▪ 2 tablespoons pitted and quartered kalamata olives (or other Greek olives)

▪ 2 tablespoons each: raisins, chopped cilantro, and minced yellow or white onion

▪ 1 tablespoon each: extra-virgin olive oil and raw agave nectar

▪ 2 teaspoons each: dijon mustard, fresh lime juice, and smoked paprika

▪ 1 teaspoon dried oregano

▪ 2 large cloves garlic, minced or pressed

▪ ½ teaspoon sea salt

Combine all of the ingredients and stir very well. Serve cold or at room temperature. This will keep, refrigerated in an airtight container, for up to a week.

 Serves 2/GF/SF/Green (according to the health guidelines in my books)
30 Minutes or Under!

  Superstars: beans, cilantro, onions, extra-virgin olive oil, lime, garlic


  1. Yum! This looks amazing! I love any recipe with chickpeas! Can't wait to try this :)

  2. This looks sooo good!! I will have your books here shortly. I get to order them here in about two weeks and am sooo excited about it, can't wait!!

  3. I cooked this for a group of 12... everybody asked for the recipe.

    Insanely delicious is what it is!