Chickpea Sofrito with Feta Cheese

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239 CALORIES 35g CARBS 7g FAT 11g PROTEIN
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I like to think of this recipe as a twist on a more traditional Sofrito based dish. It uses all the classic components but incorporates chickpeas instead of the more traditional meat based proteins. The chickpeas cook in a delicious combination of onion, tomatoes, red peppers, serrano peppers, and cumin. For a less spicy version you can use a green bell pepper instead of the Serrano, which is definitely spicy. This dish is delicious served with brown rice, quinoa, couscous, or over a bed of spaghetti squash.

The Recipe
Chickpea Sofrito with Feta Cheese

Chickpea Sofrito with Feta Cheese

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 20 Min
TOTAL TIME: 30 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 U small red onion, chopped
  • 1 U serrano peppers, chopped finely (leave out for less spicy or use a green bell pepper)
  • 4 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 U red peppers, chopped
  • 2 U Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 2 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped finely
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp. reduced fat feta cheese (or goat cheese, queso fresco, or Parmesan)

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Instructions

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1

Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat.

2

Add the onion, Serrano pepper, red pepper, tomatoes, and garlic. Season with salt and cumin. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the onions begin to become translucent. Add the chickpeas and broth. Simmer for 10 minutes.

3

Top with cilantro and feta cheese.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239
Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
10%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 4mg
1%
Sodium 1107mg
48%
Total Carbohydrate 35g
12%
Dietary Fiber 2g
10%
Sugars 5g
Protein 11g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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January 7, 2016 - 19:12
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Another great recipe! Loved the combination of flavors and veg. I used crumbled goat cheese and the creamy element really made the dish perfect!
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