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Chickpea Puree

For this dish it's totally fine to use canned chickpeas. To make this puree you have to peel the chickpeas. I've always done this by hand, which is super annoying but worth it.

That said, I recently found this little video that makes peeling each chickpea by hand a thing of the past.

Serves 2-3


2 cans of chickpeas

3/4 cups olive oil

1 1/2 cups water

3 cloves of garlic

1 Tablespoons salt

Peel your chickpeas.

Peel and slice your garlic in half. Confit the garlic by gently simmering it a small pot with the oil until the garlic looks barely gold and not fully raw - about 8 minutes. Do this over medium low heat so you don't burn the garlic.

In a blender, puree the chickpeas with the water and salt until smooth. Add the garlic and oil, and puree again. Depending on your blender you may need to do this in batches. You are looking for a constancy to mashed potatoes. If you need to— add a little more olive oil and puree again.

Gently warm in a pot, stirring often so the bottom doesn't burn, before burning.


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