Turmeric Chickpeas with Pine nuts

Turmeric can sometimes be difficult to add to your recipes, but this chickpea, tahini and turmeric recipe is absolutely packed with nutrition without compromising taste. Chickpeas and tahini are a great source of protein, calcium, fibre, folate (B9) and thiamin (B1). More over, this recipe is so quick to put together, ready to eat within 10 minutes.


  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon organic turmeric powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed into a paste
  • big squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons water, or more
  • 1 bunch of broccoli, trimmed
  • 2 cups chickpeas (precooked or canned)
  • 1 small bunch of chives, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 cups of arugula
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, first pressed extra virgin
  • salt to taste


Vigorously mix the tahini, turmeric, garlic, lemon, and water together in a small bowl. Keep whisking until the mixture thickens and set aside.

Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil and then cook the broccoli until it brightens and becomes a bit tender. This will take just a minute or two and afterwards you can drain using a colander.

After the broccoli is cooked, you can combine the ingredients. In a large bowl gently toss the broccoli, chives, pine nuts, and arugula with the olive oil. Next, season with salt to taste. Finally, use a spoon to generously coat the tahini mixture across a large platter, then serve out the chickpea and broccoli mixture spread out on top of it. That’s it! Enjoy your turmeric chickpeas!

Serves 2 – 3

Prep time: 5 minutes – Cook time: 10 minutes

ORIGINAL SOURCE: https://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/turmeric-chickpeas-with-garlic-tahini-recipe.html

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