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Vegan sweet and sour chickpeas and green beans gluten-free

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These sweet and sour chickpeas and green beans is a healthy vegan recipe that's perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Not only is this dish super easy to make, but it also takes 10 minutes from start to finish. Gluten-free and oil-free. 
5 from 9 votes


  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 7 oz green beans, trimmed
  • 2 cans chickpeas, 480g/17oz/3 cups
  • 1 tbsp cornflour , or arrowroot powder
  • brown rice, to serve

For the sweet and sour sauce

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Add the garlic to a non-stick frying pan and sauté for around 2 minutes. Then, add the green beans and sauté for around 3 minutes more, until softened. 
  • Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by stirring together the maple syrup, tamari, rice vinegar, tomato paste and water. 
  • Add the chickpeas, sauce and cornflour to the saucepan. Cook on a low-medium heat for around 5 minutes, until the sauce had thickened. Serve immediately with brown rice. 


Calories: 263kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 3g, Sodium: 856mg, Potassium: 547mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 435IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 94mg, Iron: 4.4mg