How to Make Low-Fat Chickpeas Balila Breakfast with 0 Cholesterol

  • on June 7, 2018

The Versatile Dish of the Chickpeas Balila

A Recipe of Zero Cholesterol and 17 g Fat Only per Portion


The Balila is a super delicious Chickpeas meal of our cuisine which we love at any meal time of the day. Great for breakfast in particular for all the energy boost it grants us for our day, it’s a versatile dish that could do well as side-dish and as salad also.



It’s easy and quick to prepare! Fleshed out with garlic and lemon juice, the chickpeas is seasoned with Cumin, boosted with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, and enhanced with toasted Pine Kernels.

You may use dry chickpeas, or chickpeas in cans for a quicker preparation, and, in that case, make sure you wash them well under running water.

This recipe is low-fat, containing 17 g only per portion, and has Zero Cholesterol!


Along with the lemon juice health values, and the health power-pack of the parsley and the garlic, this delicious dish brings you the impressive healing values of the Garlic and the Chickpeas:

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Vegetarian Balila Chickpea Breakfast

Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine Lebanese
Keyword Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Chickpeas, Energy-Booster, Garlic, Healthy Vegetarian Recipes, Lemon juice, Low-Fat, Pine Kernels, Vegan, Vegetarian, Zero Cholesterol
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 portions


  • 4 cans Chickpeas (medium) well washed under running water, and drained.
  • 2 cups Water
  • 4 cloves Garlic pounded
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 tbsps Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin
  • Fresh Parsley (chopped) to garnish


  1. In a large casserole, heat the water to boiling point, and pour in the chickpeas. Allow them to cook at high heat until they soften and the liquid thickens. 

    Transfer the Chickpeas with their liquid into a deep serving plate.

    In a bowl, mix the garlic, salt, lemon juice, and olive oil. Pour the dressing on the chickpeas and mix very well. 

    Sprinkle the Cumin on the top, garnish with Fresh Parsley, and serve hot with Lebanese Pita Bread.

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