1 15 ounce can of chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and patted as dry as possible
1 slice of bacon, chopped
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
1/4 green pepper, finely chopped
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Fresh parsley to taste, chopped
Fry your bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon from pan and drain on a paper towel, leaving the grease in the frying pan. Add the onion and pepper to the frying pan, and saute for about 2 minutes.
Toss the dry chickpeas with the paprika and pepper, and add to the frying pan with the vegetables. Cook and stir frequently for 5 minutes, and then add in garlic. Cook for one additional minute.
Remove mixture from heat, and stir in cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.
Makes enough for a meal for a hungry person, or a large side dish for two.