Fork with a bite of farro in a dinner bowl.
Italian Peppers and Chickpeas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Italian Peppers and Chickpeas - Lots of sweet bell peppers and meaty chickpeas mingling with tomatoes and Italian spices. Serve it over rice, farro, noodles, or next to a crusty hunk of bread. It's a delicious and easy 30 minute meal!
Course: Dinner, Entree
Cuisine: dairy free, egg free, gluten free, nut free, refined sugar free, soy free, vegan
Keyword: vegetarian bell pepper recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 280 kcal
Author: Jenn Sebestyen
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil (or broth or water) in a large deep skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add the onion and sauté 4-5 minutes, until soft and translucent.

  3. Add the garlic, carrots, peppers, and Herbs de Provence, and sauté 2-3 minutes to start to release the flavors.

  4. Add the chickpeas, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, and tomato sauce, if using. Increase heat to bring mixture to a simmer, then decrease heat to medium-low and simmer 15 minutes until vegetables are softened, but still have a bite. You can also add the tomato sauce later after simmering a bit if you are unsure you'll need/want it.

  5. Add the balsamic vinegar and stir to combine.

  6. Serve with grains or noodles of choice and/or some crusty bread.

Recipe Notes

~The tomato sauce is optional. My kids like it extra saucy, so sometimes I add it. But, I love the the lighter taste of this dish without. Photos were taken without the addition of tomato sauce.

~This recipe is gluten free as written. To keep it gluten free for serving, serve with brown rice, quinoa, or gluten free noodles, and/or gluten free bread.

~Nutrition facts calculated without grains or noodles for serving.

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Italian Peppers and Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 496mg 21%
Potassium 936mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 12g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 207%
Vitamin C 129%
Calcium 23%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.