Summertime chickpea dishes

With their nutty flavor and somewhat meaty texture, chickpeas rival lentils as the best-liked legume in the region.

By FAYE LEVY, YAKIR LEVY
July 21, 2016 12:34
3 minute read.
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Making chickpea wraps in Gaziantep in southeast Turkey. (photo credit: YAKIR LEVY)

 
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