I have a confession to make: I never have cooked chickpeas again. And of course as I kid I really dispised them. And then I tried out falafel when I grew up. And love it. And then tried fava. I adore it. This was the point I started wondering why I was missing out this yumminess all these years.
I decided to start trying out chickpeas recipes as soon as possible. This quite simple one is combining chickpeas with the fine aroma and flavour of orange.
And I am pretty sure this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. So to all chickpeas haters out there: They deserve a second chance. Definitely.
Yield: 4 to 6 persons
- 500gr chickpeas
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 1 tbs sea salt
- 1 big orange (zest and juice)
- 1 fresh vegetable broth
- 2 tsp sesame for garnish
- In a deep bowl place the chickpeas with the soda, salt and cover with water.
- Let them soak for a good 8 hours.
- They must have doubled in size and absorb most of the water.
- Strain the chickpeas and place them in a deep pot with fresh water.
- Boil them at high temperature for 15 minutes.
- Strain them again, then put them back with the zest and orange juice and the broth.
- Cook them at low temperature for 45 minutes.
- Sizzle with sesame seeds and serve.