Chickpea Fatteh- Fattet Hummus
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This Lebanese Fattet Hummus dish is so easy to make, with just a few basic ingredients including chickpeas, pita bread, yogurt, garlic, olive oil and slivered almonds or pine nuts.
In this simple Fattet Hummus Recipe, toasted pita bread is topped with cooked chickpea and a tangy creamy yogurt sauce then garnished with fried slivered almonds, or pine nuts and parsley. Lebanese Fatteh, also a poular dish around many Middle Eastern cultures, is usually served for breakfast or brunch, but could also make for a prefect light lunch/dinner or a vegetarian side dish. You can feel free to use any plant-based yogurt to make this recipe vegan.
What is Fatteh?
The word “Fatteh” translates to “crumbs” in the Arabic language. In Fatteh, bread is toasted or fried and then broken up into small pieces, and that’s where the word Fatteh comes from – at least that’s what I think. There are many different versions to Lebanese Fatteh, including this eggplant chickpea Fatteh.
Chickpeas in Fattet Hummus:
In this recipe you will need 1 1/2 cups of cooked chickpeas, I usually use canned chickpeas to save time. To make it with dry chickpeas, you will need 3/4 of a cup dry chickpeas soaked over night in water, then cooked the second day until tender.
How to Make Lebanese Fattet Hummus Recipe:
- Prepare the chickpeas: wash and rinse your can of chickpeas and set aside.
- Prepare pita bread:
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Using scissors, cut a loaf of pita bread into bite size squares. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.
- Prepare yogurt sauce:
- In a small bowl, add crushed garlic, salt, whole plain yogurt and a few tablespoons of warm water.
- Whisk well until they become creamy.
- Prepare almonds:
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat olive and add slivered almonds.
- Cook for 5-8 minutes or until golden brown, mixing frequently.
- Layer your Fatteh in a large serving plate:
- Start with a layer of toasted pita bread pieces.
- Add a layer of chickpeas.
- Top with a layer of the garlic yogurt sauce.
- Add the fried slivered almonds.
- Garnish with parsley if you’d like.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
How to Serve Chickpea Fatteh:
Chickpea Fatteh is best served right away, because the toasted pita bread tends to get soggy when mixed with the yogurt sauce. However, if you like to make it ahead of time, you can. Layer everything together except the toasted pita bread, and just add it on top of your plate when you’re ready to eat.