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10 min.

35 min.

45 min.



Leblebi (Tunisian Chickpea Soup)

Leblebi is a Tunisian chickpea soup that is often served for breakfast but makes an amazing meal anytime of the day. Chickpeas are high in fiber, low in cholestrol, and filling. 


1 1/2 cups of chickpeas (canned or pre-cooked)
4 cups of vegetable broth
1 tsp. of ginger (ground or fresh grated)
1 tsp. of ground cumin
1/2 cup of diced carrots
1 tbsp. of harissa
2 tbsp. of lemon juice (1 large lemon juiced)
1 large onion diced
2 green onion (green part included) diced
1 tbsp. of olive or vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. of salt
Ground black pepper to taste
White turnips diced
4-6 minced cloves of garlic
Topping to add with serving: hard boil eggs (sliced thin or crumbled), tuna fish, chopped bell peppers, preserved lemons, tomatoes, parsley, spinach leaves, and chopped green onions


1Add olive oil or vegetable to a large dutch oven or pot. Heat at medium-high. Once hot add onion. Once translucent add carrots, garlic, and turnips. Sauté for ten minutes.
2Add chickpeas, harissa and all other spices. Sauté and mix well for five minutes. Add broth. Bring to a simmer for 20 minutes. Add green onions and lemon juice. Turn off heat.
3Serve with your favorite toppings.