Savory Chickpea Breakfast Scramble


It’s time for chickpeas to make it onto the breakfast menu! This filling scramble hits all the right notes when you’re craving something substantial and healthy to start your day. Chickpeas pack a protein punch, and sautéing them with kale, red onion and garlic makes for a wholesome, savory morning meal. Not a big kale fan? Not a problem. Other dark leafies such as Swiss chard or spinach both work just as well. And you’re clever like that. Get scrambling!

Savory Chickpea Scramble with Kale |

Savory Chickpea Scramble with Kale |
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Savory Chickpea Breakfast Scramble

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 132 kcal
Author Lauren Kretzer


Optional: Sourdough toast and vegan butter


  1. In large bowl, mash chickpeas with fork or potato masher, leaving some whole. Set aside.
  2. In small bowl, whisk together tahini, water and rice vinegar. Set aside.
  3. In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add red onion and garlic; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add kale and sauté 3 minutes, or until kale is wilted and onions are translucent.
  4. Add chickpeas, salt, black pepper, onion powder, turmeric and tahini mixture, stirring well to combine. Sauté until heated through, 3-4 minutes. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Drizzle with olive oil, if desired. Serve immediately, alongside sourdough toast.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Savory Chickpea Breakfast Scramble
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 506mg21%
Potassium 385mg11%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 6698IU134%
Vitamin C 82mg99%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.