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chickpea salad

Hummus Balila

Rustic style chickpea salad
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, sidedish, Snacks, Soups and salad
Cuisine Continental, diabetic friendly, gluten free, International, middleeastern, Pressure cooker, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 4 people
Calories 201 kcal


Main ingredient

  • 1 cup chickpea cooked or canned


  • 4-5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3-5 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 large lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp parsley flat leaf, chopped.


  • 2 tsp pine kernels roasted


  • Mince the garlic, squeeze the lemon, clean and chop the parsley and set all the ingredients ready.
  • In a pan add the olive oil( yes you need it all0 and gently warm it.
  • Add the cumin and minced garlic and let it sizzle up
  • Drain the chickpeas reserving 3-4 tbsp of the cooking liquid.
  • Add the chickpeas to the pan and mix gently with the garlic and cumin.
  • With the back of the ladle gently squish some of the chickpeas so they become a bit mushy. Dont make it all mushy.
  • Add a bit of the cooking liquid if too thick.
  • Remove from heat, add the lemon juice and flat leaf parsley and mix well.
    chickpea salad
  • Roast the pine nuts in a pan gently till aromatic
  • Top the chickpeas with the pinenuts to serve
  • Serve with pita slices or any scoopable chip.


Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 178mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0.4g
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