Spicy Garbanzo Beans with Caramelized Onions




3 to 4




  • 2 Tablespoons Challenge Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon turmeric
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 (15ounce) can Garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper coarsely ground
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


  • 1

    Melt butter in a large fry pan over medium heat. Add onions and slowly cook until they are light brown (about 20 to 25 minutes). Add coriander, cumin, turmeric and red pepper; stir and continue to cook for a minute or two, to develop the spice flavors. Add drained garbanzo beans, salt, black pepper and Tablespoon of water.

  • 2

    Cook, stirring constantly until beans are thoroughly coated and heated.

  • 3

    This dish actually improves if it is made a day ahead of time and is refrigerated giving the spices a chance to meld. (If reheating, add an additional tablespoon of water.) Sprinkle with fresh lemon juice before serving.

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