I've cooked my way through all 264 recipes
in The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook!

January 26, 2011

Tunisian Chickpeas with Spicy Vegetables (p. 253)

I've been really into spicy chickpea recipes lately, and since I still have leftover harissa in my fridge, I'm trying to work through a few more.

This one takes a little while to make, but it's worth the wait. Onions, chickpeas, tomato puree, and harissa diluted in water make up the main sauce of the dish.

Then add in carrots, turnips, Swiss chard, sweet peppers, and butternut squash.

A veritable vegetable patch!

Cook everything until softened, then just salt, pepper and serve!

Next time I'll definitely add more harissa to heat this up a bit more (and I probably will in leftovers, too), but for an all-veggie dish this one is definitely a winner. I had a huge bowl for lunch today and it was perfect for a rainy winter day.

onion -- $1.42
carrots -- $2.29 (plenty left to be used tomorrow night)
turnip -- $.60
Swiss chard -- $3.99
green pepper -- $1.00
squash -- $4.31 (more than half left for soup I'll make this weekend)
Total Cost of Tunisian Chickpeas with Spicy Vegetables: $13.61
($3.40 per serving)


  1. I want this in my life. I want.

  2. Yeah, I thought of you while making this. It seemed like a very Sarah dish. Next time I come to Asheville I'll try to remember to bring you guys some harissa.


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