Chickpeas and tomato sauce are such a undeniably delicious combination! This is a meal that is perfect for when you are too busy to cook anything for longer than 15 minutes but still want to enjoy a meal made from scratch. It's the ideal quick, delicious, and simple recipe to fall back on because you likely have all the ingredients already in your kitchen.

15-Minute Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce [Vegan, Grain-Free]





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  • 1 onion
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or 4 tablespoons of water
  • 4.4 ounces of pure tomato purée
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 zucchini (or broccoli or cauliflower)
  • 1 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Half a teaspoon ginger
  • Dash of black pepper and cayenne
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 3/4 cup quinoa, cooked (optional)


  1. Prepare quinoa if not already cooked.
  2. Rinse and drain the chickpeas and set aside.
  3. Cut the onion and zucchini in little chunks.
  4. Water or oil sauté the onion in a pan. When the onions get softer add the zucchini.
  5. When the onion and zucchini start to brown add the tomato purée and spices. Add more water.
  6. Let simmer. Add the chickpeas and frozen green peas.
  7. Let simmer again. Add more water and turn heat to medium. Let simmer and serve when the tomato purée becomes a bit more thick.
  8. Serve with fresh herbs and nutritional yeast or some lemon juice.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 654 | Carbs: 116 g | Fat: 12 g | Protein: 33 g | Sodium: 221 mg | Sugar: 24 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.