Spring Vegetable Chickpea Stir-fry with Sweet Chili Lime Sauce

A bright and fresh stir-fry of spring vegetables, garbanzo beans, and heat-and-serve rice & lentil blend from Village Harvest. On the table in less than 30 minutes!

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegan
Keyword chickpea stir-fry, sweet chili chickpeas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Total Yield 3 servings
Calories Per Serving 375 kcal
Author Yup, it's Vegan


  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas (equal to one 14-oz. can, rinsed, drained, and patted dry)
  • 8 oz fresh asparagus cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 large head purple cabbage cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 tsp hot paprika (optional)
  • 3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 8.5 oz. package Village Harvest Basmati & Lentil Blend (or cooked rice or grain of your choice)


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large, wide skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the chickpeas, asparagus, bell pepper, and cabbage. Continue to cook over high heat, stirring frequently, until the asparagus is bright green and the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, microwave the Village Harvest Basmati & Lentil Blend if using.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the hot paprika if using and stir to combine. Add the sweet chili sauce and lime juice, stir, and continue to cook until all of the vegetables are done to your liking, (about 2-3 more minutes for me). Season to taste with hot sauce, soy sauce, or more sweet chili if desired, and serve hot.

Recipe Notes

PREPPING ASPARAGUS: Be sure to snap off and discard the woody ends of the asparagus spears.

VEGETABLES: Feel free to adjust the quantities of vegetables to your preference, swap in other seasonal stir-fry vegetables, etc. This recipe is quite flexible.

Nutrition Facts
Spring Vegetable Chickpea Stir-fry with Sweet Chili Lime Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 third recipe)
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Potassium 772mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 15g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 53%
Vitamin C 186%
Calcium 10%
Iron 32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.