Hearty Vegetarian Skillet with Kale and Garbanzo Beans

Hearty Vegetarian Skillet with Kale and Garbanzo Beans

Many restaurants have skillet options that often consist of 50% potatoes or eggs.  Don’t get me wrong, these are delicious, but you can get that great skillet flavor on so much more.  Take this dish for example, there’s nothing in here that isn’t good for you, and the vibrant flavors all come together brilliantly when cooked together in the skillet.  This could easily pass as a meal for breakfast but is hearty and filling enough to work for lunch or even dinner.  The garbanzo beans are filling and will please those tummies that feel a need to have meat or tofu with every meal (my husband is one of those, but he said that after this dish he was complete satisfied).  I love how the kale and other ingredients got more crispy, yet there were delicious juices in the skillet packing in taste from the onions and tomatoes.  The crunch from the pumpkin seeds is a nice touch and gives it some crunch which is always appreciated in my home.

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After tasting this you’ll be patting yourself on the back.  The ingredients are energizing and satisfying, yet extremely healthy.  I hadn’t mixed corn and garbanzo beans together but they work extremely well together, and I’ll  be looking to marry the two flavors a lot more going forward.

I purchased the cast iron skillet from Amazon. It’s made in USA and so affordable.

Hearty Vegetarian Skillet with Kale and Garbanzo Beans
Hearty Vegetarian Skillet
Course: Fiber, Vegetables
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan
Author: Posh Journal
  • 1 can of Garbanzo Beans - Drained Salt Free / Low Sodium
  • 1 can of Crushes Tomatoes - Drained Salt Free
  • 2 cups of Fresh or Frozen Corn
  • 1/2 Red Onion chopped or sliced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Cumin
  • 1/3 Teaspoon of Turmeric
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 Whole Red Bell Pepper/Green Bell Pepper
  • 2 cups of Fresh Kale
  • 3 Tablespoon of Olive Oil or Flax Seed Oil
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Salt and Pepper if needed
  1. Pre heat your oven at 375 degree. Add oil to skillet then put red onion, garbanzo beans, corn, crushes tomatoes, red bell pepper/green bell pepper. Sprinkle with cumin, garlic powder, turmeric and black pepper
  2. Cook in the oven for about 15 - 20 minutes. Add salt if needed then add Fresh Kale. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Take the skillet out of the oven then sprinkle with Pumpkin Seeds


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  • Reply
    Joanne T Ferguson
    Jul 27, 2015 at 4:02 am

    What a gorgeous recipe and photo! it makes me want to come right through the screen and try it! I love the combination of kale and garbanzo beans! I have now bookmarked your recipe! Thank you!

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      Jul 27, 2015 at 4:09 am

      easy recipe and very healthy. Hope you’ll like it!

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    Jul 27, 2015 at 11:05 am

    This looks amazing! I’m trying to eat healthier and one of my goals is adding more kale to my diet. I’ll be trying this recipe very, very soon!

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      Jul 27, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      This is an easy way to eat Kale.. Hope you will love the recipe

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    Christy Maurer
    Jul 27, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    That really looks healthy and tasty! I am not sure if my kids would eat it, but I would like to try it.

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    Melissa Pezza
    Jul 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    This is such a great recipe. It’s a full meal right there. I think my family will love this.

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    Jul 27, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    What a delicious looking recipe. I don’t normally eat meatless meals, but I’m definitely interested in giving this one a try.

  • Reply
    Jul 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Beautiful looking recipe! What is the benefit to baking as opposed to cooking on the stovetop?

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    Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    I love any recipe with kale. This looks delicious, and I love skillet meals because they are so convenient.

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    Jul 27, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I love any recipe with garbanzos! Kale seems to be everywhere lately, must try this dish out soon.

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    Jul 27, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    I love anything with Kale in it! I will be honest never had garbanzo beans before but I am willin to try it with this recipe!

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    Kelly Hutchinson
    Jul 27, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    I have only had kale in salads, but never cooked. This looks like a delicious recipe.

  • Reply
    Jul 27, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    This skillet sounds amazing. I love anything with beans in it and everything I can cook in a skillet!

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    Sandy KS
    Jul 27, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    This recipe looks and sounds delicious! I wonder if I can pass this off to my family.

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    Jul 27, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    OMG – I can hardly wait to try this. I’m always on the hunt for new vegetarian dishes and I love that it’s made in a cast iron skillet. Your photos are beautiful!

  • Reply
    Jul 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    This looks amazing! I have never tried pumpkin seeds in my cooking before! I think that would add an amazing flavour!! Thanks for the recipe

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    Liz Mays
    Jul 28, 2015 at 1:19 am

    This is an awesome recipe! I’m just starting to use kale in my cooking and I love it. This would make and awesome vegetarian dinner for my daughter and I.

  • Reply
    Jul 28, 2015 at 2:58 am

    I love a good “stir fry” and this one looks really good and clean. I am all about clean eating these days!

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    lisa @bitesforbabies
    Jul 28, 2015 at 5:34 am

    This is my kind of meal! Often times when I need to whip up something quick I resort to sauteed kale…and love adding fresh tomatoes and some type of bean! Yum!

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    Rochkirstin Santos
    Jul 28, 2015 at 7:53 am

    That’s a great hearty meal to share with the family. I love the greens for fiber content.

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    Jul 28, 2015 at 8:17 am

    This dish looks good. I need to try making the roasted corn salsa. This would be perfect to pair on taco night. I need a good cast iron skillet.

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    Chubskulit Rose
    Jul 28, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Yum, yum! I love kale and this looks super delicious. It would be perfect for a small bowl of rice, yum!

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    Jul 28, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I just love kale. Thinking about it is making me hungry. I haven’t tried it with garbanzo beans though. Bet that is delish!

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    Jul 28, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    That looks delicious. I love kale and I also love garbanzo beans, putting them together is a perfect idea.

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    Erin (@SugarCrumbs)
    Jul 28, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Oh my veggie loving heart is singing right now! I totally need to make this this week!

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    Jul 28, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Wow that looks amazing. Would love to try this somtime, I bet my kids would even love it too they love beans and everything if Kale is involved!

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    The Trophy WifeStyle
    Jul 28, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Ooooo now this sounds all sorts of deliciousness!!! I’m always looking for new male recipes. Totally going to have to try this out!

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    aly mashrah
    Jul 28, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    That looks so delicious! I love kale and I’m always looking for new ways to include it in my meals. Will give this a try!

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    Jul 28, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    This looks so delicious. I will have to try this recipe this weekend. I am sure it will be a big hit.

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    Jul 29, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    I just love garbanzo beans. I grew up in Trinidad and we called them Channa over there. They are great in all kinds of curries and a great snack when fried and sprinkled with salt.

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    Jul 29, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    This looks yummy. I like anything with kale in it.

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    Michelle Varga (@dustbunniesblog)
    Jul 29, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    I actually haven’t tried kale before but this might just make me want to try it! Thanks so much for the recipe.

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    Gabriel Bregg
    Jul 29, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Wow, you knocked this one out of the park. I’m not usually big on vegetarian dishes, but this one is a must try.

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    Jul 30, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    I love anything that you can cook in a skillet ! It looks absolutely awesome!

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