Sunday, July 16, 2017



For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:
¼ cup sugar 
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 to 3 tbsp rice vinegar
1.5 tbsp ketchup
2 tsp soy sauce 
½ tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp water

Chickpeas and Veggies:
1 tsp oil
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
½ large red bell pepper thinly sliced
½ green bell pepper thinly sliced
1 cup small broccoli florets
1 15 oz can chickpeas ( drained and rinsed)
a generous dash of salt, black pepper, cayenne

To Thicken:
2 tsp water
2 tsp cornstarch

INSTRUCTIONS: Mix the Sweet and Sour sauce mixture in a small bowl, set aside.

In a medium frying pan heat  oil over medium heat, add chopped garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.

Add  peppers, cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Add broccoli, cover and cook for about a 1 minute.

Add the chickpeas, sauce ingredients, salt ( if using), black pepper and cayenne. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.

Do a taste test of the  sauce.  Adjust to taste. Add more sour, sugar or salt.

Mix cornstarch and water. Stir until well combined, add  mixture to the pan. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the sauce thickens.

source: Vegan Richa


  1. This Sauce sounds so good. I do love chickpeas. I would use all red pepper since green does not agree with me. Yum.

    1. I used red, think they are sweeter! I have another chick pea recipe coming soon, I made it and LOVED it. Ate it before I could get a photo ( wink)

  2. Looks so tasty and sweet and sour is intrigueing

  3. I love broccoli and chickpeas and this seems such an easy dish to make. Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon and have a great week!
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

  4. Chicken and chick peas - what a yummy idea! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link party!