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chickpea frittata

Spiced Chickpea Frittata

Enjoy this delicious and savory chickpea recipe!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 people
Calories 350 kcal


  • 12 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped tender herbs (such as basil, cilantro, and/or parsley)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp kosher salt plus more
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 15.5-oz. cans chickpeas , rinsed, patted dry
  • 2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves 5 thinly sliced, 1 whole
  • 1 small bunch hardy greens (such as mustard, kale, or Swiss chard) ribs and stems removed, leaves torn into 2" pieces
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise


Spiced Chickpea Frittata

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk eggs, herbs, sour cream, red pepper flakes, and 1 t. salt together in a bowl until fully combined.
  • Heat 2 T of oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add chickpeas and curry powder and season with salt. Tossing occasionally, cook for 6-8 minutes (until golden brown). Move 1 cup chickpeas to a bowl; set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium. Add onion, sliced garlic, and remaining 2 T oil to chickpeas in skillet. Stir occasionally, until the onion begins to brown and soften ( about 7–9 minutes).
  • Add a handful of greens and 2 T of water and cook until slightly wilted. Add greens in sections at a time. Let them slightly wilt before adding more, until all greens are wilted, about 5 minutes total. Season with salt. Let them cool for 3 minutes.
  • Return pan to medium-low. Pour in egg mixture, and cook. Stir the eggs and swirl the pan often, until the edges are just set (texture should be like a very soft scramble), about 6 minutes.
  • Transfer to the oven and bake until puffed slightly, and center is just set, 10–15 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool for 5–10 minutes.
  • Add mayonnaise to a small dish and add in the remaining grated garlic; mix well. Season to taste with salt.
  • Serve with garlic mayo and leftover chickpeas.


Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 11gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 298mgSodium: 538mgPotassium: 199mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 914IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Vegetarian
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