Today I have this yummy vegan sweet and sour chickpeas, broccoli and peppers recipe with you. You are going to love it! The recipe is really easy to make, its light AND filling!
—Sweet and Sour Chickpeas, Peppers and Broccoli—
For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:
¼ cup sugar ( I use 2 tbsp sugar and 2 or more tbsp coconut sugar)
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 to 3 tbsp rice vinegar
1.5 tbsp ketchup
2 tsp soy sauce (use certified gluten-free to make gf)
½ tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp water
Rice of your choice
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 or 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas
a generous dash of salt, black pepper, cayenne
2 tbsp water
2 tsp cornstarch or other starch
Mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside. You can also add them directly to the pan at step 5.
Heat oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until translucent.
Add the peppers and mix in. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the broccoli and mix in. Cover and cook for 1 minute.
Add the chickpeas, sauce ingredients, a generous dash of salt, black pepper and cayenne. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
Taste the sauce carefully and adjust to preference. Add more sour, sugar or salt.
Mix cornstarch in room temperature water and add the mixture to the pan. Mix in. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the sauce thickens.
Garnish with sesame seeds, red pepper flakes and scallions and serve with cooked rice or grains of choice.
Love & Light,