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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

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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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