Chickpeas With Onion (Ceci E Cipolle)

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 30 mins

An Italian vegetarian side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the chickpeas and place in a saucepan.
  2. Cover with cold water and simmer for 2 hours or until tender.
  3. Salt to taste near the end.
  4. Drain and place in a salad bowl.
  5. Mash the chickpeas a little with a fork.
  6. In the meantime, steam the onions whole until tender (about 30 minutes).
  7. Slice and add to the chickpeas.
  8. Mix together the vinegar, rosemary and oil with some salt in a bowl.
  9. Pour over the chickpeas, mix well and serve.


Most Helpful

Wonderful! I added no salt, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Will make many times in the future - this recipe is a keeper!

Wineaux August 10, 2007

delicious. followed recipe exactly except i added a few squirts of fresh lemon and a few sundried tomatoes chopped up. very satisfying and easy to make. thanks!

jennifer in new jersey October 21, 2006

My husband is british, and his brother lived in Italy for a while, so they really got the taste for italian cooking. I added diced tomatoes to this and let it marinate a while since DH is a huge onion and tomatoe person. It was fabulous!

Ness December 05, 2005

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