April 23, 2011

Garlicky Scrambled Eggs with Chickpeas and Cilantro

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What is for breakfast in your house?  In our house it is usually pancakes.  Sometimes with blueberries (for me), but most times not (for Grumpy).  Other times I get adventurous and make them healthy, with different fruits, and sometimes I veer off the path of the cake into the toast or waffle and surprise, even a muffin!  Check out my breakfast label for all the yummy breakfasts I have made in our home!  


Very rarely do I make an egg.  I can use them to bake but to eat, most times I just am turned off by it.  Unless it is scrambled.  There is one way I can eat them that my mom used to make that even at times will have me thinking about how I want them.  I'm fairly certain this is an original kind of recipe - because I have never seen it before except for my mom's table.  Maybe others have eaten them this way, but I haven't ever come across it online!

With Easter being here this weekend, I thought what better way to think about breakfast than with eggs?!  I took my mom's recipe and doctored it up to suit my tastes more and this is what I came up with.  Garlicky, slightly spicy goodness.  Have it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!  Have it in a wrap with a little salsa and call it good!  If you try this, do let me know what you think! 





Garlicky Scrambled Eggs with Chickpeas and Cilantro
recipe creation by Grumpy's Honeybunch

1 teaspoon chili oil
1 teaspoon olive oil
1- 15 oz. can garbanzo (chick peas) beans, drained
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt to taste
4 eggs, beaten
chopped cilantro
roasted red peppers

In non-stick skillet, heat oil until hot, fry drained chickpeas on medium heat with garlic powder an salt until they are hot and start to pop.  Remove chickpeas from skillet and set aside.  

Pour beaten eggs into skillet and scramble until they are still slightly wet.  Stir in chickpeas and cook another 30 seconds to bring back to temperature.  Sprinkle with cilantro and roasted red peppers.  

If your feeling really adventurous you could sprinkle a few red pepper flakes into your oil.  While this was a little spicy, I would have l liked a little more heat! 

Now for the question....Did Grumpy like it?  I can't say.  He won't eat it because he hates chickpeas.  What is wrong with my man!  ;)  I guess I have to feed him pancakes!

20 comments:

Amanda said...

Ooooo yummy! I on the other hand LOVE eggs and have them 3-4 times a week for breakfast :) This looks wonderful Shelby!

Katrina said...

Looks like a good healthy meal to me, but same as you, my husband would NOT like the added wonderful protein of the chickpeas. MEN! ;)

Leslie said...

Mmm.I bet tthose were some filling eggs! YUM

Kristen said...

Sounds like something I would like, but my husband would take a pass just like your Grumpy. Men are much less adventurous when it comes to their stomachs!

Kirstin said...

Wow! I would not have thought to include those ingredients in scrambled eggs, but they do look yummy .

briarrose said...

Wonderful egg dish with the chickpeas and cilantro....so tasty.

Matt and Kelly Woodland said...

NEVER in my wildest dreams would I have thought to combine these things, and I cannot imagine why not?!? I LOVE all of these ingredients- I am fairly confident that you just became my breakfast food goddess! THANK YOU!!!

teresa said...

this is a fantastic breakfast, full of great healthy things! love it!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love eggs and I love chickpeas. I'm glad to see a recipe combining the two :)

Barbara Bakes said...

Great idea to spice it up. I bet chorizo would be a great addition too.

Winnie said...

Sounds like a terrific combination!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Holy yum, this looks delicious and tasty. With our laying hens, sometimes we don't know what to do with the surplus of eggs... I'll have to try this recipe.

5 Star Foodie said...

I like the idea of combining scrambled eggs and chickpeas, sounds like a very yummy breakfast!

Lori said...

A wonderful idea. Looks so good.

Elle said...

I love new ways with eggs, and this one looks fantastic! A must try, for sure--especially love the chickpeas!

Shannon said...

My bf and I do this all the time with leftover chickpeas from dinner recipes. I do something similar:

saute the chickpeas with some diced peppers and onions and whatever leftover veggies or lunch meat we have on hand and want to use up. It's usually different every time, and we have eaten with on its own, with toast, or in a wrap with salsa (which was very good!). Glad to see the chickpea scrambler getting out there!

Janna Renee said...

i am loving all the bean recipes i have been seeing lately! This one sounds awesome!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

We adore eggs at The Glen...this looks like an awesome breakfast! Hearty and healthy!

Petra said...

Now that's a breakfast right down my alley, and gluten-free. The only thing I couldn't do is garlic powder, I really think the stuff is yucky ;) But I could use garlic and chile pepper infused oil for cooking, hmmm...

Erica said...

What a great idea! I love both chickpeas and scrambled eggs- this is a match made in heaven!

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