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All Recipes, Main Dishes / December 8, 2021

Spanish Garbanzo Beans with Eggs | Easy One-Pan Breakfast Recipe

Spain is known for having some great egg dishes, and these Spanish Garbanzo Beans with Eggs are no exception. We´re talking an explosion of flavors, super easy to make and done in under 30 minutes. The perfect dish for a weekend breakfast, yet bold enough to serve for an elegant dinner.

Spanish Garbanzo Beans with Eggs
To make this dish, I used jarred Spanish garbanzos. Which is the same thing as canned chickpeas. Important to rinse the beans under cold running water before adding them into the pan. That way they can absorb all the flavors in the pan.

Spanish Garbanzo Beans with Eggs
What really flavors this dish, is the sweet smoked Spanish paprika and the ground cumin. Of course, you can add any spices you like, but this combination is the one that is most used in Spain when working with garbanzo beans.

Spanish Garbanzo Beans with Eggs

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Once you add the eggs into the pan, place a lid and simmer on a low-medium heat until the egg whites are firm and the yolks still creamy. In my case it took about 4 minutes, but it might take less or more on your end. So make sure to keep an eye on the eggs after the 3 minute mark.

Spanish Garbanzo Beans with Eggs

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Spanish Garbanzo Beans with Eggs
5 from 5 votes

Spanish Garbanzo Beans with Eggs

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 514 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 gram
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce 115 grams
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked garbanzo beans (canned chickpeas) 400 grams
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth 125 ml
  • 4 cage-free organic eggs
  • handful finely chopped scallions
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  2. After 2 minutes, add in 1 small onion that´s been finely diced, 1 small green & red bell pepper that´s been finely chopped and 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped, mix with the olive oil

  3. After 5 minutes and the vegetables are lightly sauteed, add in 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika and 1/2 tsp ground cumin, quickly mix together, then add in 1/2 cup tomato sauce, mix together and simmer, after 3 minutes and the tomato sauce has thickened, add in 2 1/2 cups canned chickpeas (drained & rinsed), season with sea salt & black pepper and gently mix together, then add a generous 1/2 cup vegetable broth, mix together and lower the fire to a low-medium heat

  4. After simmering for about 5 minutes, start adding the 4 eggs into the pan, I like to create little pockets to add the eggs into, that way they sit in their perfectly, season the eggs with a kiss of sea salt & black pepper, place a lid on the pan

  5. Once the egg whites are fully cooked through but the yolks are still creamy, about 4 minutes, remove the pan from the heat

  6. Sprinkle with finely chopped scallions and serve next to a crunchy baguette, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Garbanzo Beans with Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 514 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 327mg109%
Sodium 1260mg55%
Potassium 985mg28%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 3480IU70%
Vitamin C 134mg162%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Sete

    5 stars
    So yummy! My husband is not a huge fan of garbanzo beans so I used 3/4 lentils and 1/4 garbanzo beans and it came out great! Even my kids loved it!

    24 . Apr . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Much love 🙂

      25 . Apr . 2023
  2. Evelyn

    5 stars
    Hi, just wanted to say, thank you for sharing this amazing recipe. I did it and came out amazing! Became my favorite!!! I love it. So delicious and easy to make. Love your bubbly personality as well.

    14 . Mar . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      15 . Mar . 2023
  3. Alicia

    5 stars
    I had to improvise a bit but it was really great!
    Thank you.

    02 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      03 . Jul . 2022
  4. Agamom

    5 stars
    My Spanish husband loved these for a birthday breakfast. His comment “delicious and authentic!”!

    12 . Dec . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Happy birthday to him 🙂 much love

      12 . Dec . 2021
  5. Tony

    5 stars
    Wonderful. Easy and fun to make. Healthy. What a combo. Thank you!

    09 . Dec . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that Tony! Much love 🙂

      09 . Dec . 2021

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