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Parsley Harissa Chickpeas

Harissa Parsley Chickpeas

A few herbs you can make a positive difference to your dinner table and your grocery budget. This Harissa Parsley Chickpea side is an example of this.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Kyrstie Barcak - A Fresh Legacy


  • 1/2 tablespoon (cooking) oil of choice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp harissa paste
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
  • 400 gram tin chick peas , rinsed and drained
  • pinch salt
  • 150 gram fresh flat leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 lemon - zest and juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


  1. To a warm pan add the cooking oil, garlic, harissa and rice malt syrup and cook for a couple of minutes until fragrant, stir a few times
  2. Add the chick peas and stir to coat
  3. Allow to cook gently for 10 minutes
  4. Add a pinch of salt
  5. Put the parsley, and 1/2 of the lemon juice, 1/2 tablespoon olive oil into a food processor and pulse until it forms a rough paste
  6. Add the parsley paste to the chick peas and then immediately remove from the heat.
  7. Drizzle with the remaining lemon juice to serve