Fall Chickpea Salad

Cooking with peaches is so yummy.

Normally I don’t suggest to mix fruit with other food categories, but cooking the sweet fruit in with the foods tends to make it a little easier on the digestive system. So when peaches are in season, I cook them. If you want to learn more about how to cook for health and why it is better for your digestives system to avoid combining fruit with other food categories, consider signing up for the online Self-Nourishment Program.


  • Chickpeas – 1 can  (I used organic canned chickpeas but you can also cook them yourself from dry)
  • 1 peach, cubed or sliced
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes (soaked first in water)
  • dash of sea-salt
  • freshly ground pepper (about a tbsp. before grinding if you like it on the spicy side.
  • un-toasted sesame oil for cooking (or another cooking oil that you prefer)


Put all the ingredients together in a baking dish in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees and cook for 20 min.

Serve with some green vegetables. I also did a version where I had a piece of cod in the middle of the pan so the fish and chickpeas baked together. It was really yummy.