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Vegan sweet and sour chickpeas and green beans gluten-free

Sweet And Sour Chickpeas And Green Beans

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. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword 15 minutes or less, Chickpeas, Dinner, easy, Gluten free, green beans, high protein, Oil free, sweet and sour sauce, weeknight dinner
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 263kcal
Author Maria Gureeva


  • 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