Tag Archives: chick pea

Roasted Bell Pepper and Sunflower Seed Hummus

I have visited the US a few times, and one of the things I miss most is that the supermarkets carry hummus and baba ghannouj in a number of flavors – my favorite being the roasted red bell pepper. Lately the bigger supermarkets in Finland have started carrying one brand of Swedish hummus that is […]

Moroccan Style Chickpea Soup

This is a great simple soup that I discovered when I was in Fez a few years back. We stayed in the old town, medina, and close to our hotel was a hole-in-a-wall type of breakfast place, serving freshly baked bread and chickpea soup. The soup was so delicious that we went there every morning, […]

Fava Bean Dip

Fava beans, also known as broad beans, are very delicious, but there’s one problem: they have thick skin, and every bean needs to be peeled separately. Especially dried fava beans are a little difficult to work with. I was very happily surprised when we found dried split fava beans at a local shop, Al Marwan. […]

Chickpea Croquettes and Bulgur Pilaf

This dish was the second recipe we made from our new cookbook, Habeeb Salloum’s Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East & North Africa. It is a collection of hundreds of simple traditional recipes from the Arab world, and has already become one of our favorite cookbooks. This dish originates in the Arabian Gulf, where […]

Distantly Thai Soup

We just had this easy soup for lunch today. I have made it for many years, and the only recent additions are lemon grass and raw cabbage. Lemon grass can be left out, but it does compliment the flavors of this soup. Here’s what we put in the soup: 4 large potatoes (almost the size […]