Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by USA Pulses and Pulse Canada, but opinions are all my own.
I don’t know about you, but Fall gets me in the mood for warmer dishes. That is exactly what I have for you today with this Green Curry with Chickpeas. The warm spices from the curry paste plus the protein from the chickpeas make this a hearty and satisfying dish!
This recipe can be served on it’s own, over rice, or you can re-purpose it into a wrap with rice for leftovers. It also happens to be gluten free in addition to being vegan.
Chickpeas fall under the category of pulses. Other pulses include lentils, beans and dry peas. Did you know that the UN declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses? Why does the UN want you to eat more pulses? Pulses are nutritional powerhouses packed with good things like protein and fiber. Here are a few more facts about pulses:
- Pulses are affordable and one of the most cost-effective proteins available. For example, a serving of lentils costs only 10 cents while a serving of quinoa costs 59 cents!
- Pulses are super versatile and can be used in sweet or savory dishes. My favorite sweet recipe that calls for pulses is my almond joy flourless blondies. I also use them in many savory dishes such as my mixed bean salad.
- Pulses are good for the environment because they can help feed the world. They have a lower carbon footprint when compared to other food groups. They are also water efficient and help enrich the soil, reducing the need for chemical fertilizers.
- Pulses are nutrient dense. They have high levels of potassium, magnesium, zinc, B vitamins, and iron. One example would be black beans. One serving of black beans has 1.5 times the amount of iron as flank steak. Another example would be red kidney beans, which have more antioxidants than blueberries!
Won’t you join me in taking the Pulse Pledge – a 10 week commitment to eat more pulses (at least once a week) in 2016! You can check this site for all kinds of delicious pulse recipes!
Green Curry with Chickpeas
Green Curry with Chickpeas
The perfect hearty and healthy dish for Fall!
- 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 T Thai green curry paste
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas OR 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 red pepper, cut in thin strips
- 1 cup snow peas
- 1 jalapeno, diced
- Sea salt to taste
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped (for garnish)
- In a large saucepan, add the coconut milk and turn on low heat.
- Add the garlic, curry paste, onion powder and stir until well mixed.
- Add the pepper, jalapeno, snow peas and chickpeas and cover.
- Cook about 8-11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the peppers begin to soften. Once the peppers soften, remove from heat.
- Salt to taste, top with chopped green onion for garnish, and serve over rice. I served over brown rice.
This should last at least 3-4 days in the fridge. Enjoy!
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