Friday, August 5, 2011

Pureed Chick Peas with Garlic, Rosemary, Lemon and Feta ~ Five for Fridays ~ Five Photos ...and a Recipe

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Pureed Chick Peas with Garlic, Rosemary, Lemon and Feta
*TIP: Add two more cups of stock and omit the feta and you'll have a DELICIOUS CHICK PEA SOUP!

Ingredients:

4, 15 oz.cans chick peas, drained and rinsed well
2 cups chicken or vegetable stock (I prefer low sodium)
4-5 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons diced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup feta cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large, heavy pot with a lid, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, rosemary and red pepper flakes and saute up about 4 minutes.

Add your chick peas and stir to coat, about 1-2 minutes.

Add your chicken or vegetable stock and bring to a boil.

Turn down heat to a simmer, cover the pot, and cook an additional 30 minutes.

When time is up, remove lid and carefully ladle the contents of the pot into a blender or food processor. Process until smooth.

Add your feta , lemon juice and zest and process again until mixed throughout and smooth.

Taste and only salt and pepper if needed.

Serve hot eaten alone or as a side to grilled chicken, lamb chops or fish - a substitute for Mashed Potatoes or Polenta!

12 comments:

Jenn said...

Gorgeous!! I bet it tastes as wonderful as it looks :)

Care's Kitchen said...

Thanks Jenn! Might even be better the next day! All the flavors really set in when it's had a chance to sit!

For chick pea fans this is a MUST TRY!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Yum this sounds like the perfect way to enjoy the chick pea :) I am loving the soup idea too!!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

looks so good love hummus have a good weekend :-) hugs

Santosh Bangar said...

gorgeous tempting!!!!!!!!!

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy said...

I think I might try the soup version; the combination of flavors sounds delicious.

Kevin (BBQ Smoker Site) said...

So tasty! Garbanzos are a favorite in our house. Still remember the first time I ever tried hummus... this looks like a super new take on a classic "old world" bean!

Karen said...

Sigh. Another gorgeous and tempting chick pea dish that I cannot partake in! Darn you, sensitive stomach!!!
I can only imagine how good this is...the flavors are made for each other and the texture looks perfect.

StephenC said...

How many vegetables do you know three names for? Garbanzos, chickpeas and ceci. There's your lesson for the day.

Lea Ann (Highlands Ranch Foodie) said...

What a great combination of flavors. Will be trying this soon. As always, beautiful photos.

tasteofbeirut said...

Looks delicious and a version I have not seen yet and will try soon as I still have some feta in the fridge!

Magic of Spice said...

I love the sound of this with the feta and gorgeous photos!