This is a great staple vegetarian meal to have handy in your fridge, and it is so versatile, tasty and a great dish to make ahead of time for a quick lunch or dinner. I like to serve it warm with a side of soba noodles + leafy greens, and then use it cold the next day as a salad topping or a filling stuffed in roasted sweet potatoes and served with a guacamole or hummus.

I love how quickly it comes together, and how balanced it is; perfect balance of light, but hearty. Fresh, yet comforting. Perfect for the fall season ahead. And if you prefer, you can easily swap the chickpeas for lentils.


Serves 2 people

  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 can organic chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 gloves minced garlic (or ½ tsp garlic powder)
  • 1 can organic chickpeas, rinsed & drained (you can sub for lentils)
  • large handful fresh coriander (approx 40 gm)
  • handful fresh parsley
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • salt + pepper


  1. On a large an, melt oil and sauce minced garlic while stirring. Once fragrant (after a minute or so), add canned tomatoes + tomato paste + salt and pepper.
  2. Simmer for 10 minutes or so, then add chickpeas, raw onion + fresh herbs and more seasoning if needed and serve with cooked soba noodles and greens.

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