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  • 1 cup chickpeas, soaked in water overnight
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 sprigs parsley, minced
  • 1 fresh hot pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 lemon, peeled (both yellow peel and white pith)
  • 1 tablespoon whole cumin seeds
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Olive oil


  1. Strain chickpeas. Place in a pot, cover with cold water, add baking soda, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until soft.
  2. Strain and place in a bowl.
  3. Separate the lemon sections using a sharp knife and add to the bowl.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and season with salt, pepper and olive oil.
  5. Mix and serve.