TJ’s Chole


I am thrilled to share that Gainesville, FL finally has a Trader Joe’s!!!  It opened in December and my boyfriend bought me two Trader Joe’s cookbooks.  This is the first recipe that I have tried it was so quick and easy I still cannot believe it.  This was fast as lightning to prepare and tasty!  I ate mine with Garlic Naan from Trader Joe’s but you could eat this over rice or plain for a low-carb option.  I am happy to begin a TJ’s section to my blog that will feature the many wonderful and convenient items available at Trader Joe’s.  Enjoy!


barely adapted from Cooking with Trader Joe’s


  • 2 – 15.5 ounce cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 – 15 ounce jar Curry Simmer Sauce (trader joe’s item)
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp diced canned jalapenos (more or less depending on how spicy you like things)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice


Combine the garbanzo beans and curry sauce over medium heat in a pan.  Simmer for 15 minutes.  Mix onion, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice and place the mixture on top of the garbanzo beans.  Serve alone, over rice, or with naan.

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