Broccoli with Shallots, Chickpeas and Figs

Tired of the same old broccoli? This is a sweet and piquant twist on this nutrient-rich vegetable.

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Broccoli with Shallots, Chickpeas and Figs

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Serving Size: 2-4


  • 12 oz bag Broccoli
  • 8 oz can Chickpeas
  • 1 - 2 Medium sized shallots, sliced
  • ½ cup Black mission figs, halved
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil


  1. Chop the broccoli in even chunks, wash thoroughly and drain.
  2. In a large pan, sauté the shallots on medium heat in the olive oil until translucent.
  3. Use 1-2 shallots depending on your liking. I love the mild flavor of shallots so I use closer to 2 shallots.
  4. Add your broccoli, balsamic vinegar and onion powder and cook for about 10 minutes.
  5. Add your chickpeas and cook for 20 minutes on a low heat. I like my broccoli fairly firm but cook until you reach your desired texture.
  6. Add the figs when broccoli is done and leave covered for 5 minutes.

What’s wonderful about this dish is that there aren’t many ingredients!  The balsamic vinegar and figs provide such a nice balance.

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