Serves 3
Stew

Ingredients

Lablabi (Tunisian Chickpea Stew)

Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas, 1, cup,,organic-chickpeas,
  • Water, 1, quart,,,
  • Bay Leaf, 1,,,turkish-bay-leaves,
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/3, cup,,hellenic-farms-greek-extra-virgin-olive-oil-16-9,
  • Small Onion, 1, diced,,,
  • Garlic, 3, cloves, minced,,
  • Cumin Seeds, 2, teaspoons,,burlap-barrel-wild-mountain-cumin,
  • Zwita Harissa Paste, 2, tablespoons,,zwita-spicy-harissa-9oz,
  • Tomato Paste, 1, tablespoon,,hlthpunk-pure-tomato-double-concentrate-tomato-paste-tube-5-3-oz,
  • Lemon, 1, juiced,,,

Garnishes

  • Capers,,,,,
  • Poached Egg,,,,,
  • Fresh Parsley,,,,,
  • Labneh,,,,,
  • Crusty Bread,,,,,
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Lablabi (Tunisian Chickpea Stew)

This spicy Tunisian Chickpea stew made with zingy harissa paste, garlic and cumin is traditionally eaten for breakfast but makes a delicious lunch or light dinner. 

Written By Snuk Foods Test Kitchen | Jul 15, 2021

Ingredients

Lablabi (Tunisian Chickpea Stew)

Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas, 1, cup,,organic-chickpeas,
  • Water, 1, quart,,,
  • Bay Leaf, 1,,,turkish-bay-leaves,
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/3, cup,,hellenic-farms-greek-extra-virgin-olive-oil-16-9,
  • Small Onion, 1, diced,,,
  • Garlic, 3, cloves, minced,,
  • Cumin Seeds, 2, teaspoons,,burlap-barrel-wild-mountain-cumin,
  • Zwita Harissa Paste, 2, tablespoons,,zwita-spicy-harissa-9oz,
  • Tomato Paste, 1, tablespoon,,hlthpunk-pure-tomato-double-concentrate-tomato-paste-tube-5-3-oz,
  • Lemon, 1, juiced,,,

Garnishes

  • Capers,,,,,
  • Poached Egg,,,,,
  • Fresh Parsley,,,,,
  • Labneh,,,,,
  • Crusty Bread,,,,,
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Method:

  1. Rinse the chickpeas and soak them in a quart of water overnight.
  2. Drain the chickpeas and replace the soaking liquid with a fresh quart of cool water. Place in a lidded pot with a pinch of salt and the bay leaf. Bring to a simmer and cook until chickpeas are very tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Add the extra virgin olive oil, diced onion, garlic, cumin seeds, tomato paste, and harissa and simmer for another 15 minutes until the flavors have come together. 
  4. Finish with lemon juice and serve with the toppings of choice. 
  5. Note: If using canned chickpeas, use vegetable or chicken broth as the base instead of water.