Turkish Garbanzo Bean Pilaf

Turkish Garbanzo Bean Pilaf is one of those traditional foods of the Mediterranean Diet that you will find all over Turkey.  It is served at vendor carts on almost every street corner in Istanbul.  You can make it with chicken, but this is the popular vegetarian version.  It is a meal in itself, but can also be served as a side dish for chicken, fish, or meat.  To keep it vegetarian (or vegan) serve with a nice salad and some warm flatbread.

Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Turkish Garbanzo Bean Pilaf

Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Turkish Garbanzo Bean Pilaf

Turkish Garbanzo Bean Pilaf

Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 6
Calories 276 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 28 ounces 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, soaked for 3 hours
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp butter
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup dry rice
  • fresh parsley as a garnish (optional)