Hawaiian Chickpea Teriyaki with Mango + Pineapple Salsa

I cannot take credit for thinking up this incredible dish myself, it was adapted from The Happy Herbivore, one of my favourite vegan cookbooks.The flavours in this recipe are so wonderful, from the sweetness of the mango, to the lemony cilantro, to the spiciness of the teriyaki.  Your tastebuds will be aroused!  We find ourselves still talking about how delicious this meal is hours after we’re done eating.  It’s really that good.

Hawaiian Chickpea Teriyaki with Mango + Pineapple Salsa Recipe

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients – Chickpea Teriyaki:

  • 2 large cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce, I love preservative-free Veri Veri Teriyaki
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha hot sauce
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup whole sesame seeds

Chickpeas and Sesame Seeds

Ingredients – Mango & Pineapple Salsa:

  • 2 cups mango, diced
  • 2 cups pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup cilantro, minced
  • 1 cup red onion, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime

Mango Pineapple Salsa


  • Start with the salsa.  In a large bowl, mix together the mango, pineapple, onion, cilantro, and lime juice.  Set aside.
  • In a frying pan over medium heat, combine chickpeas, teriyaki sauce, hot sauce and sesame seeds.
  • Stirring occasionally, let the chickpeas marinate for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat once most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Serve over cooked brown rice, and top with a couple of spoonfuls of mango + pineapple salsa.
  • Enjoy!

I encourage you to pick up a copy of The Happy Herbivore here, it is packed with delicious, nutritious, inspiring, vegan meals.

Hawaiian Chickpea Teriyaki


4 thoughts on “Hawaiian Chickpea Teriyaki with Mango + Pineapple Salsa

  1. Linda Schorer says:

    Ok,got all the ingredients,except no sesame seeds,so will sub either almond slivers or sunflower seeds. I am excite to taste this :))

    • Sounds yummy! By the way, I’m sure it would be great without the sesame seeds either, the original recipe doesn’t call for them, I just think they are a great added touch!

  2. Linda Schorer says:

    I loved it ! I thought it would be too sweet because my mango and pineapple were at “candy” sweet perfect ripeness,but the lime fixed it.Almonds added a texture but no flavour,I think if I find sesame seeds at a cheaper price(not$5 for a small spice jar) they will be better. when I described the recipe to my husband,he said,”Hmm,sounds like fancy baked beans” 🙂 NOw I have a HUGE container of the salsa,I bet it would taste great on the patties too.

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