Sweet Pomegranate Chickpeas with Optional Tuna


This started as a quick vegetarian lunch idea and then I had a conversation with a friend who said he thought I needed more protein and suggested tuna. As soon as he did I looked down and said “Perfect! That would be awesome in this!” I added a small can and it was delish. It was without it too, but the tuna added that, ummm, well, tuna texture. :)

Sweet Pomegranate Chickpeas with Optional TunaEither way, I hope it gives you some ideas.

  • 1 can (15oz) Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed and drained
  • 2-3 slices of red onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp honey (21g)
  • 1oz (2 tbsp) pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 small can of tuna drained (optional)

Toss all ingredients together and let chill for at least 10 minutes allowing the flavors to merge.

What to do with it? I topped salad greens and wrapped it. Both ways were great!

Sweet Pomegranate Chickpeas with Optional Tuna on a saladSweet Pomegranate Chickpeas with Optional Tuna in a wrap

I’m going to give you the estimate on the recipe minus the tuna. You can can always add from what’s listed on the can. Without tuna I’m getting 2 servings with, you can sneak in another one I think. It all depends on how you decide to use it.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
2 1/2 of the recipe (about 3/4 cup)
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
200 3g 6g old: 4 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
12g 0g 41g 7g
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7 Comments and 0 Replies

  1. Sally

    This looks great.. Im actually running out to the grocery store right now for some chick peas =P.. And the pictures you take are awesome!

  2. Kristina

    This looks good! I saw another post of yours with pomegranate seeds and peas…I wonder how pomegranate seeds would go with the chickpeas for the same wrap or blended for hummus..I might have to try it!

  3. Amanda

    Sounds good, I’ve been looking for a recipe with chickpeas in it. I’ve also recently discovered artichokes, do you think shredded artichoke hearts would be good in this instead of tuna?

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