This redeeming broccoli and chickpea bowl is the epitome of simple, healthy cooking. All you need is a handful of ingredients and less than 15 minutes!
Hi friends! It’s been all systems go these last couple of weeks (apologies for the patchy posting schedule!). In the past 14 days we’ve had three different sets of house guests, and a quick trip back to Michigan for a wedding. All incredibly fun, but throw in the baby, and the fact that my home is still a disaster from our recent move, I feel like I’m all chaotic and discombobulated.
This week we have a little respite from our otherwise busy summer, so I’m looking forward to resuming our little routine. Another thing that happens when we are hosting or traveling is my usual healthy diet tends to loosen up, which is great in small doses, but these past few weeks have felt like one giant indulgence.
Time to simplify and clean things up. This is a broccoli chickpea bowl is a favourite in our household, and made for the perfect redeeming dinner to get us back on track. It is the epitome of simple, healthy cooking. Just a handful of whole ingredients, sautéed in a pan that create a dish greater than the sum of its parts. Sometimes we toss in some cooked grains- quinoa, rice, bulgar, even whole grain pasta. Sometimes we enjoy it on its own. Either way, its so unexpectedly wonderful, nourishing, and redeeming.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 large head of broccoli cut into florets
- 1 tin of chickpeas/ 1¾ cups prepared chickpeas
- ½ tsp chili flakes
- ½ cup water or vegetable stock
- ¼ freshly grated parmesan (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat olive oil on medium heat in a large skillet. Add onion, and cook for about 4 minutes until softened, add garlic and cook for a minute more.
- Add the broccoli, to the pan and saute for about 2 minutes. Add chickpeas, chili flakes and water. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the broccoli is tender but still retaining some bite. Season to taste.
- Divide into 2 bowls and sprinkle with parmesan if desired
Adapted very minimally from this recipe.