Chick peas. Garbanzo beans. Chi chi beans. Their biggest claim to fame, here in the States, is salad bars.They are vastly underappreciated, which is sad because they are inexpensive, filling, low in fat, easy to work with, full of fiber, creamy and delicious! (Really! Check this out)
They are also the main ingredient in hummus, which is easy to make but requires pulling out your food processor or blender. I like simple, so I came up with this dish that has all the same flavors as a spiced hummus without the fuss.
I love creating new blends, and the ones that are most fun are the exotic ones!
So I ventured into North Africa and pulled together the tastes that you might find in Morocco and Algeria, for this new blend that is awesome in the traditional lamb stew with couscous!