Chickpeas with Greens & Orange Herbal Sauce

Chickpeas with Greens & Orange Herbal Sauce

Prep time 20 mins

Cook time 30 mins


  • 1 cup quinoa, or brown rice
  • ½ cup orange juice (approx. 2 medium oranges squeezed)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 small garlic minced
  • inch of ginger finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1-2 medium ripe avocados
  • Red onion finely chopped
  • Finely chopped mint leaves
  • Seasoning 
  • Mustard green, rocket & shredded brussels sprouts (for base)



  • For the Quinoa or brown rice: cook according to package instructions
  • Combine orange juice, olive oil, orange zest, garlic, thyme, ginger, salt and whisk until well combined.
  • Add 3-4 tablespoons of the mixture to the quinoa or brown rice. leave the remainder on the side.
  • For the chickpeas: in a pan heat up 1 tablespoon of avocado oil
  • Once pan is hot, add 1 can of chickpeas drained, or 1 ½ cups of cooked chickpeas.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, stirring every now and again to crisp evenly.
  • Then add 1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon chipotle powder or chilli powder, pinch of Himalayan salt.
  • Cook for another 1-2 minutes, stirring to evenly distribute the seasoning, then take of the heat.
  • For the base:  display in a bowl or plate your greens, rockets, and shredded brussels sprouts.
  • Add the chickpeas, quinoa, or brown rice to the dish.
  • Slice avocadoes and add the dish.
  • Use the orange herbal mixture made earlier to pour on when eating.     




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