Spiced chickpeas


Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a salad or six as part of a spread
    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley

Published 2020

  • About

As a kid, Sami used to snack on balilah on the way home from school in East Jerusalem. Traditionally, it’s a street-food snack piled into cone-shaped newspaper packages and served warm, but it also works as a salad, served warm or at room temperature. As a salad, it works with all sorts of things: some grilled fish or chicken with a simple green salad or just wedges of roasted butternut squash, for example.

Getting ahead: This is served either warm, soon after assembly, or at