I la la love Chickpeas. This is a new love for me, but I love them none the less! I eat beans several times a week now, so I'm always looking for interesting ways to prepare them, besides just throwing them on my salads. I've made this before and it's so yummy I made it for lunch today and just had to share!
1/2 cup Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) - canned - drained, rinsed*
1/4 - 1/2 can Diced Tomatoes w/Green Chiles - canned - drained
1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle Cheese
Emeril's Original Essence
Add chickpeas to hot frying pan first.... Add some Emeril's Original Essence - I usually add about 1tsp at this point.
Add tomatoes w/green chiles - Add more Emeril's Original Essence if you like - I usually add another sprinkle (I like a decent amount of spice)
Sautee for a few minutes, stirring often.
Soften wedge of cheese in microwave safe bowl for about 30 seconds. Add chickpea/tomato combo to the bowl and stir to evenly distribute the cheese.
*I often use canned beans to save time - but I always drain & thoroughly rinse the beans prior to using them to remove extra sodium.