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📖 Recipe: Cuban Garbanzos Fritos

Garbanzos Fritos is a delicious and flavourful Cuban dish. Easy to prepare, this chickpea-based meal is adaptable: skip the chorizo to make it a vegetarian meal. This recipe uses pantry ingredients and is ready in about 30 minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: chickpea, Cuban, dinner, easy, tomato, vegetarian
Servings: 4 portions
Calories: 36kcal
Author: Mélanie


  • ½ onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tomatoes medium size, diced
  • 1 can chickpeas 250g or dried chickpeas previously soaked and cooked
  • 1 cup tomato sauce plain
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Salt


  • First, wash and chop all your produce.
  • Dice your onion, tomatoes, and pepper. And drain your chickpeas and slice your chorizo. Set aside
  • In a hot pan, sauté the garlic and onion in a little of olive oil - big enough to get all your ingredients in.
  • After about 2 minutes, once, the onion, pepper and garlic are golden and fragrant, add your fresh tomatoes, chorizo, tomato juice, chickpeas, oregano, cumin and salt.
  • Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  • Serve alone or with some rice and enjoy!


Can I make this recipe ahead?
Absolutely, the flavours come together even more on the next day. Once cooked, allow to cool down completely before transferring in an air-tight container and place in the fridge. You can store it for 2 to 3 days.


Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg