This simple dish features the North African flavors of preserved lemon and the spice blend called ras el hanout used in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia.
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green onion, sliced
chili flakes (optional)
parsley or mint, chopped
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From the kitchen
Chop the shallots and cook in 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat until very well browned, about 10 minutes.
Add 2 teaspoons of ras el hanout, 2 tablespoons of preserved lemon paste, and 1/2 the can of crushed tomatoes.
Cook for a few minutes, then add the 3 cups of cooked chickpeas and cook until warmed through.
Serve warm with a sprinkle of chili flake or harissa, chopped parsley or mint, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.