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Sauteed Chickpeas with Tomato, Basil, and Halloumi

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef


  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ an onion, chopped
  • 4 oz (about 120 grams) Halloumi, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 16- oz bag of chickpeas cooked and drained (about 6 cups)
  • juice from ¼ of a lemon (about 2 tsp. of juice)
  • 1 handful of basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and halloumi and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are tender and halloumi turns golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes, pressing gently to release their juice. Cook until tomatoes start to sizzle and caramelize, about 5 minutes more. Add chickpeas and cook until heated through. Remove from heat and add lemon juice, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm or at room temperature.