Swimming Chickpeas

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      30 min

Appears in
The Jewelled Kitchen

By Bethany Kehdy

Published 2013

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The native name for this Syrian dish, hummus musabaha, is derived from the Arabic root word sabaha, meaning “to swim”. A traditional breakfast food, the chickpeas are served “swimming” in a pool of tahini and oodles of olive oil. The dish incorporates the same ingredients as hummus b tahini, but they’re not whipped into a purée, which allows the dish more texture and body. Make sure your chickpeas are super-soft: collapsing at the gentlest touch. I’ve found that removing the skins, although