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A glass of chickpeas drink and lemon
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Halabessa - spicy hummus drink

A winter drink that is going to warm and fill you up as well.
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
soaking time3 hrs
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Arabic, Egyptian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 151.3kcal
Author: Amira


  • 1 cup of dry chickpeas Note1
  • 1 medium tomato- quartered.
  • 1 medium yellow onion- quartered.
  • 2 garlic cloves - whole.
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce or 2 Tbs tomato paste.
  • 1 teaspoon pink salt. Use regular if you do not have pink salt.

Spices to serve with

  • Salt ground cumin, chili powder and limes.


  • Wash chickpeas and soak in water at least for 3 hours, changing the water once or twice.
  • Drain the water then put the chickpeas into a pot, cover with water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium, and simmer the chickpeas for 20 minutes, skimming the foam every now and then.
  • Add onion, tomato, garlic and tomato sauce and salt then keep simmering the chickpeas until it is done, will take about an hour.
  • Serve hot with spices, lemon wedges on the side, Note2


Note1: I always like to use the dry in this recipe as the chickpeas need to cook with the onion and garlic to get some of the flavors.
 Note2: Everyone should adjust the spices according to their taste.
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Calories: 151.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.3g | Protein: 7.9g | Fat: 2.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 162.7mg | Potassium: 373.9mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5.7g