Garbanzo Beans Burrito


Olive Oil
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
1 cinnamon stick (or 1 pinch ground cinnamon)
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 medium red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, diced
1 1/2 cups cooked garbanzo beans (from 14 ounce can)
3/4 cup water or low-sodium vegetable broth
Leaves from 2 sprigs oregano (optional or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
Red wine vinegar
2 handfuls baby spinach (or other greens like chard)
1 handful pitted olives, diced, for garnish (optional)
Feta cheese, for garnish (optional)
Plain yogurt, for garnish (optional)
Whole Wheat Pita, Flatbread, or Tortillas


Heat a few glugs of olive oil in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat. When oil shimmers, add onion, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

Add cinnamon and garlic and cook until fragrant. Add bell pepper and cook until softened. Add garbanzo beans and water or broth and stir, using a non-metal spoon to scraped up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat to low and cook until liquid is reduced and flavors have melded, about 5 to 10 minutes.

Stir in spinach, cover, and cook until wilted. Add a dash of vinegar and taste, adding a tad of vinegar, sugar, salt, or pepper, as needed to boost the flavor. Serve in a warmed pita, flatbread, or tortilla topped with any combination of olives, feta, and yogurt, as desired.

posted on Apr 18, 2013
#garbanzo beans #vegetarian #burritos

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