Lebanese Chickpea Balila

Lebanese Chickpea Balila
Florida Coastal Cooking

Serves 4

Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free



1/4 cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

2 cups cooked chickpeas

1 cup organic, sodium free vegetable broth

4 tablespoons lemon juice (about one lemon)

¼ cup parsley, chopped

¼ cup toasted pine nuts (optional)


1. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic and cumin about two minutes, stirring constantly.

2. Add chickpeas and salt, cook 3 to 4 minutes. Smoosh about 1/3 of the chickpeas with a fork.

3. Add broth and lemon, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 7 to 10 minutes or until thickened. Top with parsley and pine nuts.