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Vegetarian Cuban Garbanzos Fritos

Garbanzos is such a dish packed with flavours and so satisfying. Easy to put together, it’s even more delicious on the next day. For the meat lover, you can definitely adapt it and add some pieces of ham or sausage.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: chickpea, Cuban, dinner, easy, meatless, tomato, vegetarian
Servings: 4 portions
Author: Mélanie


  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tomatoes medium size, diced
  • 1 an chickpeas 250g or dried chickpeas previously soaked and cooked
  • 2 cups tomato sauce plain
  • cumin to taste
  • Oregano to taste
  • Salt to taste


  • In a hot pan, sauté the garlic and onion in a little of olive oil - big enough to get all your ingredients in.
  • Once, the onion and garlic are golden and fragrant, add your fresh tomatoes and the juice that came out when cutting them. Nothing goes to waste, it is flavour!
  • Drain the chickpeas.
  • Reduce the heat and add your chickpeas and the tomato sauce little by little, I actually pour about 1 and a 1/2 out of the 2 cups of tomato sauce and if it becomes to dry I add a little bit more. That is why you need to have this simmer. Season to taste with your cumin, oregano and salt.
  • Simmer for 20-25 minutes.