Sautéed Asparagus With Garlic & Chickpeas | Spargel
Servings - 4
Asparagus is a nutritious vegetable with long, slender spears. It comes in different varieties, including green, white, and purple.
Asparagus is low in calories and high in fibre, vitamins, and minerals.
It offers health benefits such as promoting kidney function, reducing inflammation, and supporting digestion.
Asparagus can be cooked in various ways and is commonly used as a side dish or added to salads, pasta, and stir-fries.
It is a seasonal vegetable typically harvested in spring.
To select fresh asparagus, look for firm, straight spears with closed tips.
Store asparagus upright in the refrigerator and consume it within a few days for optimal freshness.
400g fresh asparagus | spargel
1 cup pre-cooked chickpeas
2 tbsp olive oil
5 - 6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 red chilli
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Trim and peel the tough, woody part of the asparagus | spargel.
Cut the asparagus stalks into 2 to 3-cm pieces. Heat the oil, butter, or margarine in a large pan over medium-high heat.
Add the garlic and saute it until golden brown.
Next, add red chilli and saute for a minute.
Add asparagus, salt and pepper, and cook for 5 minutes.
Add chickpeas, stir occasionally and cook until asparagus is tender but still crisp.