Warm Spiced Chickpeas with Chopped Herbs
This recipe is proof that a well-stocked pantry is all it takes to make canned chickpeas taste amazing. For a Middle Eastern flavor, the chickpeas are tossed with toasted cumin, fennel and coriander seeds and minced preserved lemon, then brightened with chopped fresh herbs. Slideshow: Chickpea Recipes
The chickpeas can be prepared through Step 2 and refrigerated overnight. Reheat gently, stirring in the herbs just before serving.
Moroccan preserved lemons are made by macerating whole lemons in lemon juice and salt until very soft. The lemon pulp is usually discarded and only the peel is used. They're available at specialty food shops and at kalustyans.com.