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All Recipes, Main Dishes / August 23, 2021

Spain´s Most EPIC Garbanzo Bean Dish | Garbanzas Canarias Recipe

Spain is known for having some great garbanzo bean dishes, and these Spanish Garbanzos with Fried Potatoes are no exception. This dish is packed with so many beautiful flavors, it´s easy to make and comes together in a little over 30 minutes.

Garbanzas Canarias Recipe
This dish hails from the Spanish canary islands, where it´s known as Garbanzas Canarias. There are many different variations of this dish, but this version is by far, the most flavorful one of the bunch.

Garbanzas Canarias Recipe
What flavors this dish is the sweet smoked Spanish paprika, ground cumin and the saffron. The combination of these spices really give this dish that beautiful Spanish touch. I also added a little vegetable broth to flavor the chickpeas. This adds a beautiful depth of goodness to the over-all dish.

Garbanzas Canarias Recipe

TIPS & TRICKS to Make these Garbanzas Canarias: I used baby new potatoes, but you can use any potatoes you like. If you use bigger potatoes, just cut them into smaller bite sized pieces. I decorated the fried potatoes through the outside of the dish, but you can just add them over the garbanzos.

Garbanzas Canarias Recipe

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Spanish Garbanzo Beans with Fried Potatoes

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 1056 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork



  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1/2 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 grams
  • 1 cup tomato sauce 225 grams
  • 2 cups canned chickpeas 570 grams / 20 ounces
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth 125 ml
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads .17 grams
  • 1 bay leaf
  • handful fresh parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 120 ml
  • 6 baby new potatoes
  • pinch sea salt


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, at the same time heat another large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

  2. Meanwhile, finely dice 1/2 onion, roughly chop 4 cloves garlic, roughly chop 1 red bell pepper and cut 6 baby new potatoes into rounds that are 1/4 inch (.635 cm) thick

  3. Add the onion, garlic and red bell pepper into the pan with the 2 tbsp olive oil, mix together, after 5 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika and 1/2 tsp ground cumin, quickly mix together, then add in 1 cup tomato sauce, the garbanzo beans (drained & rinsed) and season with sea salt & black pepper, gently mix together, then add in a generous 1/2 cup vegetable broth, 1/4 tsp saffron threads and a bay leaf, mix together and simmer on a medium heat

  4. While the garbanzos are simmering, add the cut potatoes into the other fry pan with the 1/2 cup olive oil, fry the potatoes for 13 to 15 minutes, or until golden fried, transfer into a dish with paper towels and season the potatoes with sea salt

  5. After simmering the garbanzos for 15 minutes and the majority of the broth has been absorbed, but there´s still a little left, they are ready to go, transfer into serving dishes, add the fried potatoes into the dish and sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish Garbanzo Beans with Fried Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1056 Calories from Fat 666
% Daily Value*
Fat 74g114%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 51g
Sodium 1683mg73%
Potassium 1744mg50%
Carbohydrates 84g28%
Fiber 20g83%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 3068IU61%
Vitamin C 122mg148%
Calcium 165mg17%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Joanie

    5 stars
    This was quite low effort and certainly tasty. Will be making it again!

    09 . Oct . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      10 . Oct . 2022
  2. Ben Alexander

    5 stars
    Delicious! Everyone in the family liked it. Only problem is that I couldn’t cut up 6 potatoes, half an onion, 3 cloves garlic and a bell pepper while waiting for the oil to heat up. You must be really quick. ????

    31 . Aug . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      lol…glad you all you enjoyed it 🙂 much love

      01 . Sep . 2021
  3. Stephen

    5 stars
    There are many things I like about your program. First and foremost is your presentation – so much enthusiasm! I like that for the most part your recipes are for two people as that is our household. And of course your recipes are so fantastically interesting and tasty. I want to use my Ninja Foodi air fryer instead of the oil for the potatoes. The would be the only change I make in this recipe

    23 . Aug . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Appreciate the comment 🙂 much love!

      25 . Aug . 2021

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