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North African-Style Chickpeas

15 minutes prep
15 minutes active cooking (plus 2 hours for chickpea cooking time)
30 minutes total

Makes 6 - 8 servings

Cultivated in the Middle East for more than 10,000 years, chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans, figure prominently in Mediterranean cooking.

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.

What you'll need

Ingredients

For the shopping list

3

shallots, chopped

To serve

green onion, sliced

To serve

parsley or mint, chopped

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$31.50 - Sicily - Italy

plus more for drizzling

$9 - Brooklyn - New York

Ras El Hanout

$15 - Brooklyn - New York

Preserved Lemon Paste

$6 - Yolo Valley - California

Crushed Tomatoes

store the rest of the can in the refrigerator for up to a week; whole tomatoes may be used, but crush them with your hands before adding

$6 - San Joaquin Valley - California

Garbanzo Beans

(from 1 cup dried chickpeas)

$7 - Olhão - Portugal

Fine Sea Salt
optional

$11 - Athens - Greece

Smoked Chili Flakes
optional

$15 - Brooklyn - New York

Signature Harissa

Equipment

From the kitchen

1

Heavy Skillet

1

Chef Knife

1

Cutting Board

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

What you'll have to do

Step 1

Chop the shallots and cook in 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat until very well browned, about 10 minutes.

Step 2

Add 2 teaspoons of ras el hanout, 2 tablespoons of preserved lemon paste, and 1/2 the can of crushed tomatoes.

Step 3

Cook for a few minutes, then add the 3 cups of cooked chickpeas and cook until warmed through.

Step 4

Serve warm with a sprinkle of smoked chili flake or harissa, chopped parsley or mint, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

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Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Ras El Hanout

New York ShukBrooklyn - New York
$9
Preserved Lemon Paste
Sauces & Condiments

Preserved Lemon Paste

New York ShukBrooklyn - New York
$15
Garbanzo Beans
Beans

Garbanzo Beans

Koda FarmsSan Joaquin Valley - California
$6
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Antheo D.O.P.
Olive Oil

Antheo D.O.P.

COPA cooperativeSicily - Italy
$31.50
$42
Crushed Tomatoes
Pasta & Tomatoes

Crushed Tomatoes

Bianco di NapoliYolo Valley - California
$6
Fine Sea Salt
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Fine Sea Salt

NectonOlhão - Portugal
$7
Smoked Chili Flakes
Salt, Herbs, & Spices

Smoked Chili Flakes

Daphnis and ChloeAthens - Greece
$11
Signature Harissa
Sauces & Condiments

Signature Harissa

New York ShukBrooklyn - New York
$15

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