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Sweet and Sour Chickpeas

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Sweet and Sour Chickpeas

These sweet and sour chickpeas make such a delicious and easy weeknight dinner for the whole family! This easy dish is packed with flavor and nutrients and it’s ready in just 15 minutes! 

Two Bowls of Sweet and Sour Chickpeas over Rice on a marble countertop with a fork picking up some of the chickpeas

I can never get enough of chickpeas! Sometimes I eat them just straight out of the can. But it was actually my hubby who asked me to make a sweet and sour flavored dish. And it turned out so yummy!

We’ve made this dish quite a few times over the last couple of months and it never disappoints. And I love that it’s one of those recipes that are ready in no time but that are still pretty healthy! 

What You Need for the Sweet and Sour Chickpeas:

  • canned chickpeas
  • rice vinegar
  • tomato paste
  • brown sugar
  • soy sauce
  • garlic powder
  • one red bell pepper
  • ginger powder
  • canned pineapple 
  • pineapple juice
  • cornstarch 
  • green onions

As always, you can find the full ingredient list and the recipe instructions in a separate recipe box at the end of this post. 

five small bowls with chickpeas, pineapple chunks, rice vinegar, tomato paste, and brown sugar on a marble countertop with two green onions and a red bell pepper on the side

five small bowls with chickpeas, pineapple chunks, rice vinegar, tomato paste, and brown sugar on a marble countertop with two green onions and a red bell pepper on the side

How To Make Sweet and Sour Chickpeas

The preparation of the sweet and sour chickpeas is super easy. It’s ready in just 15 minutes! I usually serve it over basmati rice or brown rice. 

a collage of four photos that show the preparation of sweet and sour chickpeas

a collage of four photos that show the preparation of sweet and sour chickpeas

STEP 1: Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce in a blender. Blend until smooth. 

STEP 2: Pour the sauce into a large pan and cook on medium heat for a minute. Then add the red bell pepper and cook for 6-7 minutes. 

chickpeas, pineapple cubes, and red bell pepper with a sweet and sour sauce in a black pan with a wooden spoon on a marble countertop

chickpeas, pineapple cubes, and red bell pepper with a sweet and sour sauce in a black pan with a wooden spoon on a marble countertop

STEP 3: Now add the chickpeas and the pineapple. Stir well and cook for 3 more minutes. 

Sweet and Sour Chickpeas with chopped green onions on top in a black pan on a marble countertop

Sweet and Sour Chickpeas with chopped green onions on top in a black pan on a marble countertop

STEP 4: Add the chopped green onions and serve over rice. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes:

  • You need a blender to make the sauce. I used my Vitamix, but basically any blender will work as you don’t have any hard to process ingredients in this recipe. 
  • I used canned chickpeas, but of course you could also use dried chickpeas that you can easily cook in your Instant Pot. Keep in mind that chickpeas roughly double their weight once cooked.
  • I used canned unsweetened pineapple for this recipe as well as the pineapple juice at the bottom of the can. However, you could also use fresh pineapple and separately buy pineapple juice. 
  • To make this dish gluten-free, replace the soy sauce with tamari. 

Two Bowls of Sweet and Sour Chickpeas with Rice on a marble countertop with a pineapple in the background

Two Bowls of Sweet and Sour Chickpeas with Rice on a marble countertop with a pineapple in the background

More Easy Vegan Recipes That Are Ready in Less Than 20 Minutes: 

I hope you like these sweet and sour chickpeas as much as we do around here.

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Sina

Two Bowls of Sweet and Sour Chickpeas over Rice on a marble countertop with a fork picking up some of the chickpeas

Sweet and Sour Chickpeas

These sweet and sour chickpeas make such a delicious and easy weeknight dinner for the whole family! The recipe is so healthy and ready in just 15 minutes! 

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Course: Entrées, Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: sweet and sour chickpeas

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 189kcal

Author: Sina

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into medium-sized pieces
  • 1 can cooked chickpeas (2 cups)
  • 1 14 oz can unsweetened pineapple
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients for the sauce in a blender. Blend until smooth

  • Pour the sauce into a large pan and cook on medium heat for a minute. Then add the red bell pepper and cook for 6-7 minutes. 

  • Now add the chickpeas and the pineapple. Stir well and cook for 3 more minutes. 

  • Add the chopped green onions and serve over rice. Enjoy! 

Notes

  • You need a blender to make the sauce. I used my Vitamix, but basically any blender will work as you don’t have any hard to process ingredients in this recipe. 
  • I used canned chickpeas, but of course you could also use dried chickpeas that you can easily cook in your Instant Pot. Keep in mind that chickpeas roughly double their weight once cooked.
  • I used canned unsweetened pineapple for this recipe as well as the pineapple juice at the bottom of the can. However, you could also use fresh pineapple and separately buy pineapple juice. 
  • To make this dish gluten-free, replace the soy sauce with tamari. 

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 615mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 25% | Vitamin C: 57% | Calcium: 6% | Iron: 13.5%

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