Marinated Chickpeas With Preserved Lemons

June 24, 2021 1 min read

Marinated Chickpeas With Preserved Lemons

This dish is easy and high in protein.  Eat it for breakfast, wrapped in 🥙 pita with some scrambled eggs or take it to work for lunch. 

When it is served warm, the flavors really come to life, but if I am on the go, it also tastes great at room temperature or chilled.  Add charred 🍋 lemon slices as, for a great depth of flavor and pita for sopping up the juices.


  • 4 cups Chickpeas (cooked from dried or canned)
  • Preserved lemons (6 quarters), rind coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 Tbsps. Greek Seasoning Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ Tbsp.  Za’atar
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • Pita or naan bread, to serve
  • Thinly sliced lemon, charred or not for garnish


  1. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, za’atar and pepper. Drizzle over chickpeas and toss to coat. Add chopped preserved lemon rind and mix well. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.
  2. To char lemon slices, grill or heat a pan on high heat. Gently brush the lemon slices with a touch of oil and then place them in the pan, cooking for 2-3 minutes, until smoking and then flipping once to cook the other side (roughly 1 minute).  
  3. Warm marinated chickpeas in a skillet over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, until fragrant but not browned. Remove from heat.
  4. Add parsley and toss well.
  5. Serve warm with soft pita bread and charred lemon slices.

Recipe Modified from blog "Port & Fin"

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