Balila -lebanese chickpea salad

4 servings
10 min
15 min
Very Easy
The salad is spicy and pinenuts add a different crunch.


Number of serving: 4
Chickpeas: 1/2 cup presoaked and cooked till done. OR Canned chickpeas

Cumin powder

Garlic: 1-2 small cloves minced/crushed

Salt as per taste

Pine nuts: handful

Butter: 1-2 tablespoons


  • Cook chickpeas till done. Drain the chickpeas and mix it with salt, cumin powder, crushed garlic and olive oil.
  • This is actually a dressing to the chickpeas. Melt butter in a pan,add in pinenuts and saute till golden brown.
  • Pour this pinenuts along with the remaining butter on top of the chickpea mixture as a garnish.


Balila -Lebanese Chickpea Salad, photo 1Balila -Lebanese Chickpea Salad, photo 2

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