Spicy Mandarin Chickpeas

Kathy W


This side dish is sweet and spicy with a little heat (or a lot, if you wish).

The original recipe is from The Vegetarian Journal (May/June '97) and includes strawberry jam, but you could substitute apricot or some other jam of your choice.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 can(s)
    (19 ounce @) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 can(s)
    (10.5 ounce@) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/4 c
    jam, the original recipe calls for strawberry, but you could use apricot or raspberry jam instead
  • 2 Tbsp
    spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne (more or less to taste)
  • pinch
    salt, if needed (to bring out the sweet)

How to Make Spicy Mandarin Chickpeas


  1. Place all ingredients in a medium pot. Stir gently to mix together while heating almost to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer on low for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve warm.
  2. Note: the mandarin orange slices are supposed to break apart.

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About Spicy Mandarin Chickpeas

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Chinese
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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