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Asian-Style Chickpeas

A delicious ‘set it and forget it’ dinner recipe for the slow cooker or electric pressure cooker.

  • Author: Dr. Rosane Oliveira
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 180 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
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  • 1/4 cup tamari, low-sodium
  • 2 tbsp white wine, dry (optional)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp garlic, fresh, minced
  • 2 tsp ginger, fresh, minced (optional)
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups chickpeas, cooked, rinsed
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, roasted, oil-free, salt-free


  1. Add tamari, white wine (if using), balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, garlic, ginger (if using) and red pepper flakes to electric pressure cooker and whisk together.
  2. Add chickpeas, bell peppers, and onion and mix until combined.
  3. Set electric pressure cooker to Slow Cook function and cook 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low.
  4. Stir and serve over a bed of rice and top with peanuts.

Notes: This recipe can also be made on the stovetop. In a small bowl, mix tamari, balsamic vinegar and maple syrup and reserve. Using a nonstick high-sided pan, sauté onion and garlic then add white wine to deglaze it. Add bell pepper and cook until softened. Add chickpeas and cook for 5 minutes. Add reserved tamari mix, ginger, and red pepper flakes, stir for 2-3 minutes, and serve on brown rice.

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Rosane Oliveira, DVM, PhD

President & CEO, Plant-Based Life Foundation | Dr. Rosane Oliveira combines a lifelong passion for nutrition with 25 years of genetics research to create programs that help people develop healthy habits on their journey towards a more plant-based lifestyle. She is a Visiting Clinical Professor in Public Health Sciences and was the founding director of the first Integrative Medicine program at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed her postgraduate studies in Brazil and did her postdoctoral training in immunogenetics and functional genomics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.