Chickpeas with chorizo

Chickpeas with chorizo



  • 40ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 2 chorizo sausages, sliced into 1cm thick discs
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 1 1/2 cup chickpeas, soaked overnight then cooked until tender or 1 tin (400g) chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1 tin (400g) diced tomatoes
  • chilli flakes to taste
  • 1 handful basil, roughly chopped


Place the olive oil in a heavy-based saucepan and bring to a medium heat.

Brown the chorizo slices then remove from the pan, then cook the onions for 5 minutes or until nice and soft.

Return the chorizo to the pan and add the chickpeas, tomatoes and chilli flakes. Add a little water if you think the mixture is looking a bit dry.

Cook at a gentle simmer for 15 minutes. Scatter with basil and serve.

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Serving Suggestions


  • You can serve these as a snack or with other tapas dishes for a dinner party.
  • If you are serving these to children you may omit the chilli flakes.
  • This recipe was created by Sophie Hansen for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder: You can follow Sophie on Local is LovelyFacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

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