Gonzo Garbanzos Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Gonzo Garbanzos Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Gonzo Garbanzos

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"Hot, spicy and tangy chickpea side dish. This dish is quite tangy and spicy, reduce lemon and seasonings to fit your taste. Enjoy!"

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  1. Drain off about half of the juice from the beans and put them into a saucepan. Mix in the lemon juice, chilies, garlic, onion, picante sauce, pepper, Cajun seasoning, sazon seasoning and paprika. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, and cook for about 7 minutes. Remove the chilies and garlic before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 04, 2007

Yum! this is a simple and yummy recipe. Will definately make this again! the broth is very tasty. Only four stars b/c sazon seasoning is mostly MSG. Also, I'm not sure how much flavor the dried red pepper added. this was an expensive ingredient especially since I have no idea what to do with the rest of the bag of dried red peppers.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 29, 2015

Doubled the Cajun seasoning and did not use the sazon. This was edible, but not worth making again.


12 Ratings

Mar 27, 2008

Yummy and unique! I have made this several times and my husband adores it. It is very tangy and flavorful and the chick peas are not dry at all. People are always very pleasantly surprised by this dish-its a keeper.

Feb 20, 2006

Love, love, LOVE this recipe; I used a tbs of bottled lemon juice, and doubled the cajun seasoning in lieu of the sazon(?) seasoning. I threw a little brown rice in and we had it for lunch; the kids loved it.

Feb 12, 2013

I had to make a few changes due to the ingredients on hand. I doubled the Cajun seasoning, as I didn't have any sazon. In place of the dried red chile, I used red pepper flakes. I didn't have garlic cloves, so I had to use minced garlic (therefore, I was unable to remove the red pepper flakes and garlic cloves at the end). Despite all the modifications, this was really good! Thanks for the recipe, Clint!

Oct 27, 2010


Jun 03, 2012

Nice flavors in this one, only change i made was to omit the sazon seasning (didn't have any) and just double up on the Cajun. I liked the tang from the lemon, overall a great side dish that could also be served with rice for a healthy but filling lunch the next day. Thanks for sharing!

Feb 18, 2012

Followed exactly as written, very quick and easy recipe. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 192 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.9 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 9.4 g
  • 38%
  • Protein
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 604 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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