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Easy Miso-Sesame Chickpeas

These easy miso-sesame chickpeas are flavorful, easy to make, and are the perfect 5-ingredient recipe.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 398kcal


  • Wide pot


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil NOT toasted sesame oil
  • 1 large shallot peeled and diced
  • 1 cup pearl couscous
  • 2 15- ounce cans chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon Yuzu miso or your favorite white miso
  • 3 cups water more if needed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional garnishes:

  • Shichimi Togarashi or sesame seeds and chili flakes
  • Minced scallions
  • Toasted sesame oil for finishing


Sauté the shallot:

  • Heat the sesame oil in a wide pot over medium heat. Once hot, add the shallot and cook for 3 minutes until it just begins to soften. Season with salt.

Toast the couscous:

  • Add the pearl couscous and cook for 3 minutes more until it begins to toast and turn golden brown.
  • Add the chickpeas and season all over with salt and pepper.

Prepare the miso:

  • Add the water to a large glass measuring cup. Microwave it for 1 minute until hot. Add the miso and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  • Simmer the chickpeas:
  • Pour the miso water into the pot and stir to combine. Bring to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until the couscous is tender. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

To serve:

  • Ladle the chickpeas and pearl couscous into bowls. Garnish with Shichimi Togarashi and minced scallions if you like. Enjoy!


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 180mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 2mg
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