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Revithosoupa (lemon chickpeas)

Recipe from: 14 May 2010

Ingredients 7
Servings 8
Time 20 mins


  • 500
    dried chickpeas
  • 3
    large onions, finely chopped
  • 250
    greek extra virgin olive oil
  • 2
    lemons, juice and zest
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1
    bicarbonate of soda


2 hours 40 mins
Soak the chickpeas overnight in plenty of hot water.

Drain, mix in the bicarbonate of soda, set aside for about 10 minutes, rinse very well and put it in a pot of fresh, clean water.

Add onions to the pot and boil, removing the scum as it appears.

Simmer on low heat for about 2 ½ hours.

Check the water, adding more boiling water, should this become necessary.
Just before the chickpeas are soft, add the zest and the olive oil, check and correct the salt and add ground pepper to taste.

Now put back on the stove and bring to the boil whilst drizzling the lemon juice strictly to taste.



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