Monday, January 23, 2017

Chickpea Casserole

This meal has been a staple for 10 years in our fam.  My sister-in-law introduced us to the magic of chickpea casserole.  Do you ever have those low-energy nights where you just want to dump some stuff in a bowl and cook it?  This is that recipe.  We have it probably once a week in the rotation, and it is my gift to you tired and weary mamas!  An Easy Recipe where you probably have everything in your pantry already, friends!
basil vitality eo makes this extra flavor-full!

Chickpea casserole

serves 6-8 and best served with rice or noodles and a side salad
gluten-free, vegan, all the frees, actually ;)


  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 1 can diced organic tomatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 drops basil vitality essential oil (added after cooking)
  • (can substitute 1 tsp dried basil or several fresh basil leaves for the above)
  • 2 packages gluten-free noodles or 1-2 cups rice prepared according to package directions


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Add all ingredients except the essential oil (if using dried or fresh herb, DO add at this phase) to a glass 9 x 13 baking pan and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 35-45 min, or until onions are soft.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes and add the basil vitality essential oil (1-2 drops, no more) for added flavor.  
  • Serve over rice or noodles and enjoy! 

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