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Mediterranean Chickpeas

Add this to your meatless Monday lineup. It's great with feta cheese on top. —Elaine Ober, Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper


  • In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5-10 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Sir in remaining ingredients; heat through, stirring occasionally. Serve with couscous.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup chickpea mixture with 2/3 cup couscous: 340 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 677mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 9g fiber), 11g protein.
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  • Pattie
    Jan 1, 2021

    This was wonderful! My husband loved it, and he is a meat and potatoes guy. I will definitely be making this again.

  • PrplMonky5
    Jul 20, 2020

    This was delicious! I made two small "tweaks" - I used Taste Of Home's "Seasoned Couscous" recipe instead of plain couscous and I also used diced tomatoes instead of cutting up the stewed ones (saved a step). Very quick and very yummy, I'll be making this again!

  • Janiece
    Jan 28, 2020

    This was pretty good, but we preferred the chickpeas sprinkled with Greek herbs and roasted for 20 minutes at 459 degrees. Yum!

  • ahd605
    Feb 28, 2018

    My husband and I live on a boat cruising and are always looking for dishes to make with not much food on board. We loved this and will eat it even when we are fully stocked with provision.

  • katewintering
    May 8, 2017

    We love this!! I serve it over egg noodles. So easy and fast.

  • betsymunro
    Dec 19, 2013

    used half as many grilled artichokes and 2 cans of chic peas. served with jasmine rice. even the kiddo loved it! easy, fast, unique. also great with a little feta on top.

  • rlste
    Jan 13, 2013

    No comment left

  • alyene
    Dec 10, 2012

    I just made this to take to a friend, but like it so much I think I'll make it for myself tomorrow!

  • ferndale52
    Aug 8, 2012

    so easy to make and very tasty. the stewed tomatoes were on the sweet side so i needed to add a little more lemon juice

  • ridealf14
    Aug 7, 2012

    Great flavors & very easy to throw together! Definitely use no salt added tomatoes & chickpeas, as the olives and artichokes will have plenty!