Challenge 7: Chickpeas Fatteh

Based on the fact that my Taste-Buds have been asking me to post a Lebanese recipe, here I am complying. I wanted to make this post a double recipe entry and include Tabbouleh, but I thought I will leave it to another time, that is due to the fact that I ate it twice this week already.  You can say I am all Tabbouleh-ed out.  So I set my mind on a simple but awesome recipe, a personal favorite and extremely easy to make. It is mostly a summer dish but I thought it would be great to have it after the holidays, since it is nourishing and not too heavy. The dish is called: Chickpeas Fatteh. Consider it a Lebanese crumble, since Fatteh derives form the Arabic counterpart that means crumbs.

Chickpeas Fatteh

For 1 person:

  • 1 cup boiled or 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup toasted and broken Lebanese bread
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp butter (and no Clint you cannot replace with oil)
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar (or to taste)
  • Roasted pine nuts for decorating


Layer the bread (you can leave the bread crumbs to put on top if you like them crunchy), the chickpeas and the yogurt in a plate. You can salt the yogurt if you like before layering.

Melt the butter in a pan, add the garlic and sauté till soft. Glaze with the vinegar and pour the mixture on top of the yogurt. Decorate with the roasted pine nuts.



10 responses to “Challenge 7: Chickpeas Fatteh

  1. Right, I need something nourishing as this and I believe it is good for winter too.


  2. Sounds VERY good!


  3. Oh yum. They’re delicious. The combination is awesome.


  4. @Mary: we used to toast chickpeas with salt as a treat. How cool is that! But we still have a million ways to cook them in Lebanon including the Hummus 😀

    @Claudia and Shirley: You can use Pita bread or any flat bread I think.

    @Cavemancooking: There are many ways to cook Fatteh really, some add chicken some add meat, but I love this light version. I do recommend it though, it is very refreshing!


  5. Viviane, I haven’t had Fatteh in years. Yours sounds so authentic, I’ll have to give it a try!


  6. Can the lebonese bread be substituted?


  7. This is a wonderful, hearty winter salad. I don’t have the Lebanese bread but wishing I did!


  8. That sounds healthy and delicious. I love chickpeas. Usually we just cook it with some salt added and then just snack on it. Instead of buying pop corns, we bought this when we go to watch movies. It’s a lot healthier.


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