Thursday, July 26, 2012

Warm chickpea and yoghurt salad recipe

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The Lebanese Food Kitchen, the home of tasty Lebanese food, invites you to try Warm chickpea and yoghurt salad Recipe. Enjoy our collection of traditional Lebanese food Recipes and learn how to make  Warm chickpea and yoghurt salad.

Let your belly dance to the fresh flavours of the Middle East for an easy and nutritious dinner party at home.

Cooking Time 30 minutes

Ingredients (serves 8)

3/4 cup plain Greek-style yoghurt

1 tablespoon tahini
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained, rinsed
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
6 large Lebanese bread rounds, cut into wedges, warmed


Combine yoghurt, tahini, half the lemon juice and 2 tablespoons warm water in a bowl.

Bring a saucepan of water to the boil over medium heat. Add chickpeas. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until chickpeas are heated through. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Place garlic, reserved cooking liquid, half the oil, half the chickpeas and remaining lemon juice in a processor. Process until almost smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat remaining oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook pine nuts, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden.

Spoon chickpea mixture into a bowl. Sprinkle with remaining chickpeas. Drizzle with yoghurt mixture. Top with pine nuts. Sprinkle with paprika. Serve with bread.


Super Food Ideas - November 2009, Page 79
Recipe by Cathie Lonnie

More Lebanese Food Recipes:  

Lamb with hummus and tabouli platter 
Lebanese Peppers 
Baba Ganouj Recipe 
Lamb Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe  
Fish Tagine Recipe
Halawet El-Riz Recipe

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