April 27


Garlic Chickpeas & Chorizo – Fit Recipe

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The little hint of lemon really lifts the flavour of the garlic chickpeas. Fresh and satisfying, with a warmth and depth of flavour provided by the chorizo. This recipe is ideal for changing seasons - Summer into Autumn, or Winter into Spring.


I came across little punnets of heirloom cherry tomatoes in my local market and was immediately drawn to the different colours. You could of course just use 'normal' cherry tomatoes with their bright red vibrancy.


250g chorizo, sliced
4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 tbsp lemon zest, finely grated
200g cherry tomatoes
400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup basil leaves
1 tbsp lemon juice
finely grated parmesan, to serve

Garlic Chickpea Chorizo Fit Food Nutrition Recipe Ingredients


  • Fry the chorizo slices over a medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes each side until crisp and golden
  • Add the garlic and lemon zest and stir for about a minute, being careful not to burn the garlic
  • Crush the tomatoes in a sieve to release some of the seeds and juice and add to the pan, along with the chickpeas
  • Stir for a few minutes until heated through
  • Before serving, stir through the basil leaves and the lemon juice
  • Sprinkle with grated parmesan to serve

Serves 2

Garlic Chickpeas & Chorizo Macros

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Garlic Chickpeas Chorizo Lemon Nutrition Recipe Macros


If you wanted to lower the fat content of the dish you could switch out the chorizo for something else. For instance, good quality, low-fat pork sausages would work well. For that extra flavour-hit I would add a teaspoon or two of sweet or smoky paprika while the sausages are frying.

Similarly, you could opt for something like an Italian sausage instead. The hints of fennel and oregano would be delicious with the garlic and the lemon.

Be sure to leave me a comment below letting me know how you got on with the recipe. And if you want a printable PDF version, just click the orange button above or click here.

Happy cooking!

Paul Stokes Perth Personal Trainer Sports Nutritionist Group Fitness Instructor Massage Therapist

About the author

Paul Stokes

Paul Stokes BSc (Hons) is a Certified Personal Trainer, Accredited Sports Nutritionist, qualified Exercise to Music Instructor, Precision Nutrition coach, Massage Therapist and teaches 8 of the Les Mills Group Exercise programs.

He currently works in the Oil & Gas industry as a Wellness Coach, imparting his vast knowledge and experience to improve the quality of life of several hundred offshore workers.

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