Chickpea Pies

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 52m
Ready In

"Chickpea Pies are middle eastern chickpea-topped bread rounds that have been eaten by the workers of the Middle East since pre-Roman times. A basic yeast dough with chickpeas (garbanzo beans), in an herbed oil mixture, pushed into the top of the dough. Recipe adapted from Backwoodshome. Prep time includes rising time for the yeast dough."

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (81.5 g)
  • Calories 226.4
  • Total Fat - 9.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 236.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 1.1 g
  • Protein - 4.9 g
  • Calcium - 14.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

To make the yeast dough, first dissolve the sugar and yeast in 1/4 cup of lukewarm water; set aside, uncovered, until the yeast begins to froth (get foamy).

Step 2

Meanwhile, combine the remaining dry ingredients (flour and salt) in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the center, and add yeast mixture, remaining water, and olive oil. Knead (you can add more water or flour, if needed--but the dough shouldn't become sticky) until dough is supple. Shape into a ball, brush with additional olive oil, cover and allow to rise in a warm area until doubled in size, about an hour to an hour and a half (depending on how warm it is).

Step 3

Divide dough into 12 balls, and place on a floured baking sheet. Cover with a clean cloth and allow to rise again in a warm area for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 5

Combine the chickpea topping ingredients and set aside.

Step 6

Roll the dough balls into 1/8-inch thick rounds and place on a well-greased baking sheet.

Step 7

Stir the topping mixture again, then firmly press a handful of it into each dough round.

Step 8

Sprinkle the remaining oil from the mixture over the rounds.

Step 9

Bake 20 minutes or until the edges of the bread rounds start to brown; then place until broiler for 2 minutes, or until the top lightly browns.

Step 10

Best served hot.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


These wee pies are delicious! Made them for visiting family, some of whom are vegetarian. Easy to make and for some, I added some hot sauce which just perked up all the flavours. We all enjoyed them! Thank you for sharing this make again recipe NELady! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.


review by:
(15 Jun 2023)

dienia b

Easy tastes great with the radishes and tismes hummus


review by:
(7 Jun 2023)

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