Meatless Fridays with CRS Rice Bowl: Lablabi Soup


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This Lent, is once again privileged to partner with CRS Rice Bowl by sharing the CRS Rice Bowl featured recipes on each Lenten Friday. Why not try these simple recipes in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world?

Don’t forget to place the money you saved by serving a meatless meal into your CRS Rice Bowl! Those funds help feed the hungry around the world and in your own community. If you don’t have a CRS Rice Bowl program in your own parish, click here to find out how to donate.

"Meatless Fridays with CRS: Lablabi Soup"

Photo by Lauren Carroll/Catholic Relief Services. Copyright 2018. Used with permission. All rights reserved.


Makes 4 servings

Advanced prep needed: Soak chickpeas overnight before cooking.

  • 2 c dried chickpeas
  • 8 c water
  • ½ onion, whole
  • 2 t salt
  • 2 t turmeric
  • Juice from two lemons

Cover chickpeas in water and soak overnight. Drain and discard soaking water. Place chickpeas in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Add onion, salt and turmeric. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, adding water if needed. Add lemon juice. Serve with bread.

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Copyright 2018 Catholic Relief Services


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1 Comment

  1. The seasoning sounds great but I think the cooking time is wrong. I’ve cooked soaked beans many times and it’s more like an hour cooking time. After ten minutes you would probably break a tooth when you bite into the dish. Has anyone tried this? It’s very possible I could be wrong but, heck, I cook canned beans for an hour to meld the flavors.

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