Provencale Chickpea Slather Recipe


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time25 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Extra virgin olive oil6 Tablespoon
 Fennel bulb1 Cup (16 tbs), finely chopped
 Onion1 Cup (16 tbs), finely chopped
 Garlic4 Clove (20 gm), minced
 Anise seeds1 Teaspoon
 Canned garbanzo beans19 Ounce (Chickpeas, 1 Can)
 Dry white wine2 Tablespoon
 Pernod1 Tablespoon
 Coarse salt To Taste
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Fennel ferns2 Tablespoon, coarsely chopped

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1465 Calories from Fat 920

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 99 g152.7%

Saturated Fat 6.7 g33.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2320.1 mg96.7%

Total Carbohydrates 126 g42.1%

Dietary Fiber 39.5 g158%

Sugars 15.6 g

Protein 39 g77.7%

Vitamin A 3.6% Vitamin C 67%

Calcium 59.7% Iron 73.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a non-stick skillet, warm 4 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-low heat.
2) Add the fennel, onion, garlic, and anise seeds.
3) Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes, until the vegetables are very tender.
4) To this, add the chickpeas, white wine, Pernod, salt, and pepper.
5) Continue cooking for 6 to 8 minutes over medium-low heat until most of the liquid is absorbed and the flavors blend together.
6) Stir in the fennel ferns.
7) In a food processor, coarsely puree the mixture in batches. You can add up to 2 tablespoons more oil if desired.

8) Adjust the seasonings and cool to room temperature.