Reaper Chickpeas and Greens
This is a quick and easy recipe for creating an Indian-inspired dish featuring Secret Aardvark Reaper Smoked Hot Sauce and simple ingredients you may already have on hand in your refrigerator and pantry. It makes for a hearty, vegan-friendly side dish — or a simple meal. The recipe uses Kale, but you can use whatever greens you have handy: spinach, chard or collard greens are great, too.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
1 tbsp oil
1 large bunch of kale or other leafy greens, chopped
1 large onion, small diced
3-4 cloves (~1tbsp) garlic, minced
3 cups (28 oz can) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 tsp garam masala
½ tsp ground turmeric
¼ tsp ground coriander
¼ tsp ground cumin
1 tsp Secret Aardvark Reaper Smoked Hot Sauce (or to taste)
1 tsp salt (or to taste)
2 tbsp tomato paste mixed with ¼ cup water
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (~1 lemon)
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and onion and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft and lightly golden. Add the garlic, and sauté for 1 minute.
Stir the chickpeas, garam masala, turmeric, coriander, cumin, Reaper Hot Sauce, and salt into the pan. In a small bowl mix the tomato paste with the ¼ cup of water until smooth, then add to the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the chopped kale (or greens of choice) and a small sprinkle of salt to pan. Let the greens wilt for about 1 minute to shrink somewhat before trying to stir them in. Carefully stir as the greens wilt to mix in fully. Sauté an additional 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the lemon juice, and stir, cooking 1 minute. Taste and adjust seasoning/sauce to desired heat level.
Garnish with fresh cilantro or scallion greens, a dollop of plain Greek yogurt and serve with rice or flatbread!