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Chickpea “Refried” Beans

Updated: Jan 23, 2023

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Yields: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 15 mins


A simple refried bean recipe that’s creamy, dynamic and bright in flavor. It’s the perfect addition to your tostadas, taco salad, or as a dip!


  • 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil or avocado oil

  • 1/2 cup yellow onion

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 2 cups canned chickpeas (no salt, drained and rinsed)

  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper

  • 1 tsp ginger powder

  • 1 lime

  • 1/2 cup spring water

  • 1/4 cup cilantro

* optional

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  1. Finely dice your onion and Finely chop your cilantro and set aside.

  2. In a medium pan, add your oil, diced onion, and sea salt and place on low to medium heat. Sweat the onions until they become translucent, stir frequently.

  3. Add your chickpeas, cayenne, and ginger powder. Stir until chickpeas are coated.

  4. Continue cooking and stirring until the chickpeas become fragrant and heated through.

  5. Turn off the heat and add the juice from the lime. Mash with a potato masher (or use an immersion blender on low). Add water a little bit at a time and continue mixing until you reach the desired consistency.

  6. Fold in the cilantro.

  7. Serve warm or cold. Keeps in the fridge up to 5 days.


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