Cheeky Chickpeas*


  • 1 1/2 cups water or no-sodium vegetable stock
  • 1 can (17oz / 398mL) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cubes
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice


  1. Combine water or vegetable stock, chickpeas, sweet potatoes, onion, celery, carrot, and olive oil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add cilantro and lemon juice. Mash or purée to desired consistency, adding water if necessary.


Makes about 35 ounces