Leblebi - Tunisian Chickpea Soup

660 mins (prep 480, cooking 180)
16 ingredients
8 servings
I was watching a traveling show and they were showing a brief section on street food of Tunisia, I saw this been served up and immediately was entranced by this ancient dish served for men at breakfast eaten outdoors. There are not many recipes out there but I managed to track this one down from this web site. http://www.lindystoast.com/2006/02/leblebi_tunisia.html, it was original sourced from Paula Wolfert's Slow Mediterranean Kitchen.The chick peas are a pain to peel but if you love traditional hearty breakfast fare without the meat, the pain is rewarded!DO NOT USE CANNED CHICK PEAS!

Categories:  seasonal , winter , easy , african , beans , breakfast , vegetarian , to-go... , brunch , chickpeas~garbanzos , time-to-make , novelty ,
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Serving Size (124.01 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 256.47 Calories from Fat 86.94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.66g 118.85%
Saturated Fat 2.12g 84.97%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 2.37mg 6.31%
Sodium 14203.27mg 4734.42%
Total Carbohydrate 27.46g 73.22%
Dietary Fiber 5.03 g 161.09%
Sugars 11.67 g %
Protein 15.88g 254.03%
Vitamin A 19.99IU% Vitamin C 1.62mg%
Calcium 68.45mg% Iron 3.17mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried, day-old french bread, ground cumin, fresh ground pepper, diced roasted red pepper, lemon wedge