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Herbed Orange Harissa Chickpeas

A flavorful Moroccan inspired Harissa Chickpeas dish delicately spiced with orange and fresh herbs. This spicy side dish is vegan, quick + easy to make and bursting with beautiful flavors!

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine: Moroccan
Diet: Gluten Free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 1 tablespoon avocado olive or grapeseed oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 10 ounces cooked or canned chickpeas rinsed and drained (approx. 1 1/2 cups or 250 grams)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice unsweetened, fresh or organic (approx. 60 ml)
  • 3 teaspoons harissa sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • fresh cilantro basil and/or dill herbs, chopped (approx. 1/4 cup or so)
  • salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, saute while stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
  • Add chickpeas, juice, harissa, orange zest, cumin, and paprika. Allow to come to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Simmer for 2-5 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated and all has thickened.
  • Give a sprinkle of salt/salt to taste.
  • Top with fresh chopped herbs before serving.
  • Enjoy!



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Serving: 3/4 cup | Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 773mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 10g