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Aromatic Chickpeas
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North African inspired dish makes a great appetizer, warm salad or even side dish. This is a recipe that wants to be adjusted. Play with the spices, the cilantro and the parsley until you get a balance you enjoy.

Serves: 6

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2 cans (14.5 oz. each) chickpeas, drained
4 tbl. olive oil
1/2 tsp. saffron
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 large red onion, chopped fine
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 bunch parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Cook the chickpeas in fresh water over medium heat, until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan and add in saffron, paprika, cumin, ginger and cinnamon. Cook for 1 minute, stirring often.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and cooked chickpeas and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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