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tapa de gabanzos y cebolla
5 from 2 votes

Garbanzo Beans with Tomatoes and Onions Recipe

Here is a simple recipe for a classic and authentic Spanish chickpeas tapas dish.  Garbanzo con cebolla y tomate has simple delicate flavors and is truly a delicious and easy tapas dish to make. You will love the creamy texture of the cooked garbanzo beans.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword cooked garbanzo, crostini, healthy, tapas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 145 kcal


Serve on toasted sliced baguette.


  1. Drain the garbanzo beans and rinse.
  2. Place the garbanzo beans in a pan with enough water to cover. Add sliced onion, garlic and bay leaf and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Drain and discard bay leaf, onion slice and garlic.
  4. In a skillet, add the olive oil, sauté the chopped onion until soft, add the tomato, garbanzo beans and cook until tomato is soft.

  5. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
  6. Serve warm with slices of warm toasted baguette.

Recipe Notes

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I make the garbanzo tapas dish ahead? Yes, you can prepare this a 3-4 days in advance. Be sure to let the beans completely cool before storing in the refrigerator. Reheat the dish in the microwave for 2-3 minutes and stop to stir every 30-45 seconds until hot. I would leave out the chopped parsley and add this fresh when you serve.
  • Can I freeze the finished garbanzo beans tapas? Yes, garbanzo beans freeze quite well and this dish can be frozen for up to 2 months for best quality. Thaw it out overnight in the refrigerator and heat in the microwave and I described above. Again, add the chopped parsley fresh before serving.
  • How long will the leftover garbanzo tapas last in the refrigerator? Once this dish has completely cooled you can store this in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Nutrition Facts
Garbanzo Beans with Tomatoes and Onions Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 323mg9%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 7.1mg9%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.