Moroccan Chickpea Salad With Onions and Paprika

Moroccan Chickpea Salad With Onions and Paprika

Moroccan Chickpea Salad

I think Moroccan food is fascinating. This may sound a bit strange as it comes from someone who, to her biggest shame,  has never tried Moroccan food made by Moroccan natives (I am yet to discover a Moroccan restaurant in LA). But she has spent countless hours reading Moroccan cookbooks and visualizing the food and therefore, claims that her statement, although bold, is true.

Moroccan food seems to be about colors, spices, unusual flavor combinations, sweet and sour, bright and delicious. I have tried a few Moroccan recipes and found the results interesting and exotic.

This delicious salad from chickpeas is one of my old finds from a Moroccan cookbook I own. I remember falling in love with it at first read. Recently made it for our guests. I think they liked it. Enjoy!

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Hummus, the Middle Eastern delight. I love it. Long before I found out hummus was super easy to make, I bought it from stores. Some were delicious, others we not. Then one day I decided to make my own hummus. My first hummus was ok, but not great. But I continued to make it over and over again, each time playing with the amounts of ingredients, adjusting them and writing down the changes I did, and having the family taste test it.

Then one day – bingo – my hummus turned out better than before and the tastes were just right. Try it. And please say goodbye to store-bought hummus. You can make it yourself and trust me, no store brand will beat your own brand!   This is a fail proof recipe that will yield a smooth and creamy hummus, that can be  prepared in no time and which only calls for a few ingredients to put together. Enjoy!

Process the ingredients until smooth.

Pack the hummus onto a plate and swirl the top.

Drizzle with olive oil.

Sprinkle with paprika.

Serve with pita toasts. Enjoy!

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