Chickpeas3 Recipe

Looking for an easy Chickpeas3 recipe? Learn how to make Chickpeas3 using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by claudia7949

Makes 6 servings



There are a number of Middle Eastern preparations made with stale pita or flat bread, also known as fatta. They are comforting dishes, especially this layered casserole made with pita, chickpeas and broth, and garlicky thickened yogurt.

Recipe Ingredients for Chickpeas3

1 1/2 cups dried chickpeas, washed, picked over and soaked overnight or for six hours
1 Salt to taste
3 pita breads(white or whole wheat)
4 garlic cloves, split in half, green shoots removed
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, lightly toasted and ground
5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (more to taste)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups yogurt (drained)
2 tablespoons sesame oil (tahini)
1 teaspoons mint(dried, or 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint)

Recipe Directions for Chickpeas3

  1. 1. Drain the beans, and combine in a large pot with 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer one hour. Add salt to taste, and continue to simmer for another hour, until the beans are very tender. Drain through a colander set over a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice to the broth, taste and adjust salt.

  2. 2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Open the pita breads, and toast in the oven until crisp, about 10 minutes. Oil a 3-quart baking dish. Break the pitas into pieces, and line the dish with the bread.

  3. 3. Combine the garlic with 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a mortar and pestle, and mash to a paste.

  4. 4. Puree half the chickpeas with half the garlic and the cumin in a food processor fitted with the steel blade. With the machine running, add 3 tablespoons of the lemon juice, the olive oil and 3/4 cup of the cooking liquid from the beans. Add salt to taste.

  5. 5. Douse the pita bread with 1 cup of the chickpea broth. Scrape the pureed chickpeas over the pita bread in an even layer. Top with the remaining chickpeas. Stir the remaining garlic, the tahini and the remaining lemon juice into the yogurt. Add salt to taste. Spread in an even layer over the chickpeas.

  6. 6. Warm for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, sprinkle on the mint and serve.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 165.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
391
Calories from Fat
121
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.5g
21%
Saturated Fat
2.2g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
244mg
10%
Potassium
648mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
53.3g
18%
Dietary Fiber
9.5g
38%
Sugars
10.4g
Protein
15.9g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 20% Iron 24%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in manganese
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