Sweet and Sour Chickpeas

Sweet and Sour Chickpeas

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Serves 4

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  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 8oz fresh green beans, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch
  • 14 cup tamari (can substitute soy sauce or coconut aminos)
  • 14 cup rice vinegar (can substitute white wine vinegar)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (can substitute agave)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 12 cup water
  • Sesame seeds to garnish


  1. Heat sesame oil over medium heat in a deep, non-stick pan. Cook garlic until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes, and then add green beans. Cook 3-5 minutes more. You want the green beans to be softened but still have a little bite to them.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients (except sesame seeds), stir well, and reduce heat to medium-low.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until sauce has thickened. Garnish with sesame seeds. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice to make a meal.