Garbanzo Beans with Browned Butter & Yogurt (Fatteh)

  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 clove *garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 toasted pita bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoosn pine nuts
  • Olive oil

  1. Toast a piece of pita bread until crispy. Break up the pita into a serving bowl or plate. Set aside.
  2. With a mortar and pestle, smash the garlic and salt until a paste is formed. Alternatively, add salt to minced garlic and smash together with a fork.
  3. Mix the garlic/salt paste into the yogurt. Set aside.
  4. In a small pot, heat the garbanzo beans and 1/2 cup water until hot. Remove from heat and drain.
  5. Meanwhile, add butter and pine nuts to a pan and cook, stirring constantly, until the butter is browned and the pine nuts are golden, approximately 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
  6. Assemble: Pour the drained garbanzo beans on top of the toasted pita chips. Spoon the yogurt mixture all over the top of the beans. Top with the browned butter and pine nuts.

*If you want to avoid eating raw garlic, heat 1 tsp olive oil in a pan and cook garlic for about 30 seconds before mixing it with the yogurt.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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