Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and chickpeas.

Playing with new flavors last night. Browsing in my cupboard, the idea of tonight dinner  vegetable side dish was born.
I always have chickpeas in my pantry, love them in my salad for lunch, and preparing them along side Brussels sprouts and cauliflower  was something I never thought of doing and why not??
Searching thru my cookbooks, I found the idea of  sautéing  the chickpeas. Different, I thought, and curious as to the flavor they will give out.
In the kitchen I went, skillet out and ready to have fun.
Be very careful while sautéing the chickpeas as to not leave them unattended, as I did for 1 small minute: the chickpeas pop and I had a few that who flew the coop.
Well!! was I surprised.  Not only we really enjoyed the nuttiness of the chickpeas, the Brussels sprouts and cauliflower were delicious together.  Sautéing them, made them tender. Roasting them sealed in the great flavor.
A fun winter side dish.


Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower and Chickpeas

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Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and chickpeas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 0.5 cup olive oil 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 15 ounces chickpeas 1 15 ounces can drained and patted dry chickpeas
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts 1 pound, hlaved lenghtwise Brussels sprouts
  • 1 cauliflower 1 medium head cut into florets cauliflower
  • 0.5 tsp thyme 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the oil and the chickpeas and cook until browned, about 4 minutes. Do not leave unattended.
  • Add the Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, season with salt and pepper and add the thyme. Cook stirring until lightly browned.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the vegetables for another 15 minutes or tender. Stir half way thru the oven roasting.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice and serve immediately.


Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 830mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 111.1mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 4.9mg

Giangi's Kitchen provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as a registered dietician does not calculate them.

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