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Lunch today came about by accident.

I was cooking chickpeas, and totally forgot about them, until they’d boiled dry – thankfully Pete rescued them before they burnt.  As a result, I was left with soft chickpea pulp, completely unsuitable for the moghrabieh I’d been planning to make.

A quick search on Google turned up an interesting recipe at Smitten Kitchen for smashed chickpeas. I was inspired by the idea, but used completely different flavourings (basically whatever I could find in the fridge and pantry).

The original recipe used tinned chickpeas, but my overcooked ones were already soft, making it easy to mix in the additions.  I added:

  • spring onions, sliced
  • sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • a couple of anchovy fillets, finely chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • preserved lime rind, chopped, and..

Very tasty piled high on toasted slices of homemade ciabatta, and finished with a drizzle of lemon-infused olive oil!

PS. Spice Girl, you really should have come for lunch.

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