As fall progresses and the breeze starts to feel chilly, we need to update our meal prep with recipes for cold weather. This Spicy Chickpea, Tomato & Bell Pepper Toast is the cold-weather alternative to the quintessential hummus toast. It’s warm, comforting, easy to eat on the couch, and perfect to heat yourself up!
This recipe works well for brunch or dinner and the spices used are rich in capsaicin, a phytochemical that enhances energy expenditure while boosting fat oxidation and diminishing appetite. This dish is also rich in the non-spicy analog of capsaicin, capsiate, that is also beneficial for weight control.
Spicy Chickpea, Tomato & Bell Pepper Toast Recipe
Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 25 min | Serves: 2
+ 2 tbsp olive oil
+ 1 onion, chopped
+ 3 garlic cloves, minced
+ 1 bell pepper, chopped
+ 1 cup whole peeled tomatoes
+ 1 cup chickpeas, cooked (learn here how to soak and cook beans and legumes)
+ 2 tsp coconut sugar
+ 1 tsp sweet paprika
+ 1 tsp chili powder
+ 1/2 tsp ground cumin
+ 1/4 tsp ground coriander
+ 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
+ sea salt, to taste
+ lemon wedges
+ fresh parsley, chopped
+ whole-grain bread, toasted
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, then add onions, peppers, garlic and sauté for 4-5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.
Add tomatoes, sugar, salt, paprika, chili powder, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Add chickpeas, stir to combine, then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with toasted bread slices and garnish with fresh lemon juice and parsley. Enjoy!
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