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All Recipes, Main Dishes / August 22, 2022

Possibly the BEST Chickpea Recipe EVER | Spanish Garbanzos a la Navarra

These Spanish Garbanzos a la Navarra, which is basically chickpeas with a roasted red pepper sauce, are packed with the most incredible flavors, easy to make and done in just 30 minutes. Serve this dish as a main course or even as a side dish, next to some grilled fish.

Spanish Garbanzos a la Navarra
This recipe hails from the region of Navarra in the north of Spain. Where the famous running of the bulls are held every July, during the festival of San Fermin in the historic city of Pamplona.

Spanish Garbanzos a la Navarra
To make this dish, I used Spanish jarred chickpeas (10% OFF Your First Order with Code ¨ONAFORK¨). Which is the same thing as the canned ones. However, you can also use dried chickpeas. Just soak them in plenty of water overnight. Then simmer the following day for 1 to 2 hours or until tender.

Spanish Garbanzos a la Navarra

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: To make the roasted red pepper sauce I used a food processor. But you can also use a handheld blender or even a stand up blender.

Spanish Garbanzos a la Navarra

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:
MY FRY PAN
MY FOOD PROCESSOR
SPANISH JARRED CHICKPEAS
SPANISH SEA SALT

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Spanish Garbanzos a la Navarra
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Spanish Garbanzos a la Navarra

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 411 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 4 jarred roasted red bell peppers
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 3 cups canned chickpeas 540 grams
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water 355 ml
  • handful fresh parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop the onion, finely chop the carrot (peeled & washed), roughly chop the garlic and roughly chop the tomato

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

  3. After 1 minute add in the cut vegetables (except for the tomato), mix with the olive oil, after 5 minutes and the vegetables are lightly browned, add in the chopped tomato, continue to mix, after 3 minutes add in 4 jarred roasted red bell peppers, 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and turn off the heat

  4. Once the mixture has slightly cooled off, add into a food processor, process until well mixed, then add in 1 1/2 cups water and continue to process until you end up with a smooth texture

  5. Add the sauce back into the same pan, heat with a medium heat, once it comes to a light boil, add in the chickpeas (drained & rinsed), season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together, then add a lid on the pan and lower to a low heat

  6. After 10 minutes remove the pan from the heat, transfer into shallow bowls and sprinkle with finely chopped fresh parsley, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Garbanzos a la Navarra
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Sodium 1734mg75%
Potassium 833mg24%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 6524IU130%
Vitamin C 51mg62%
Calcium 164mg16%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 Comments

  1. Richard

    5 stars
    Made this for dinner, thoroughly enjoyed it! Love that hot Smokey flavor.
    Looking forward to trying the other variants.

    23 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

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

      24 . Sep . 2022
  2. Brenda

    May I substitute any bean for garbanzo beans in this and any of your recipes?

    Love you show

    Brenda

    17 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Absolutely! Much Love 🙂

      18 . Sep . 2022
  3. Ramya

    cant wait to make this soon for me i never had spanish garbanzos a la navarra before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    22 . Aug . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

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

      23 . Aug . 2022

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