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Magical Pomegranate MolassesĀ Chickpeas

July  7, 2010
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  • Serves 6-8
Author Notes

I invented this recipe myself because I love pomegranate molasses and I want love Mediterranean flavors. —toniti

What You'll Need
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 2-3 pieces garlic
  • 1 tablespoon black cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 10 kalamata olives, sliced
  1. In a T. of olive oil, saute the chopped garlic and the thinly sliced onions until translucent.
  2. Add the black cumin seeds and the paprika. Cook them until you can smell the fragrance as the fragrance oils are released.
  3. Add the cooked chickpeas into the pot with about half a cup of water. Simmer on a medium to low heat until the water has completely evaporated.
  4. Take off the flame
  5. Add the uncooked red pepper, the chopped Kalamata olives, and the fresh chiffonade of basil. Add the pomegranate molasses. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Can also add red chili flakes.
  6. Serve with a garnish of basil.

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GoodFoodie February 23, 2011
Do black cumin seeds taste differently than regular? I used 1/2 TB of the grey ones (1/2 that was called for) and it was really cumin-y. Also, I only had pomegranate syrup which is a lot less sweet than molasses. Otherwise I liked this unusual treatment of chickpeas.