Simmered Garbanzo Beans and Tomato With Basil

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  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 can (15 1/2 oz.) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
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  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic cloves and cook, while stirring, until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Add garbanzo beans and diced tomatoes. Simmer until thickened but still saucy, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper, stir in the basil, spoon in to serving bowls, and enjoy.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

September 18, 20100 found this helpful

Deeli, I LOVE your recipes! Many of them are very simple, but make use of interesting flavors and veggie combinations so they turn out really special. I think you should consider writing a book :-) Thanks for taking the time to share.

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September 18, 20100 found this helpful

Why not write a book, Deeli? I think BMD has hit on a great idea. You're going to sell at least 2 of them right here. :-)

Keep em' coming. They sound soooooo good.


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September 19, 20100 found this helpful

Make that 3 books. I'll buy one too, Deeli.

You really do share a lot of good recipes. Do you just dream them up, or are they old-family favorites, or from another printed source. Anyway, you have a knack of picking and choosing that is really great.

There are some super-good cooks on this list, and I've learned so much, and gained a lot of confidence about trying new recipes.

Thanks to you all.


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September 24, 20100 found this helpful

Ooh I'm eager to try this one. Deeli, would you like a job cooking for us?


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