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Wow! This is great. I made the recipe for one person as this was just for me as my dinner. I love the chickpeas. Crunchy on the outside and creamy in the middle. The olives were wonderful warm. And they had a little kick to them. I am enjoying this with a glass of wine and wandering around Zaar! Made for ZWT5. Thanks JackieOhNo! this is great!

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susie cooks May 19, 2009

Great appetizer idea. I made 1/4 the recipe because there are just 2 of us and only one eats chickpeas. I sought but could not find the classic Spanish mixed-olive mix of manzanilla, arbequina, and empeltre olives, so I selected olives from Wegman's olive bar that most closely resembled the Spanish classics. I made the aluminum foil packet, but I thought it crazy to put an opened aluminum foil pouch between 2 decorative bowls, so I found another bowl. I love chickpeas, but these did not inspire me; I added the smoked paprika with 3 minutes left, but it seemed to turn to gray immediately. They were okay. The olives tasted fine. I had never had Marcona almonds before, and they were perfect. Made for The Wild Bunch of ZWT8 during its tour of Spain.

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KateL July 31, 2012

These are really, really good. Everything went together very quickly. We eat chickpeas frequently, and it's always good to have something a little different this time. Thnx, JackieOhNo, for posting the recipe. Made for ZWT5

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Darkhunter May 22, 2009

Okay, I must confess to total gnomish stupidity...as I "thought" I had chickpeas and was well into the making of the olives before I realized the last can had been--ach, what is this?--consumed! So, having morels on hand instead, that is what I made...and we enjoyed them just as well (or even better). So...my review is limited in scope to the OLIVES....and may I add here, that I LOVE olives, so this recipe could only be GOOD! I believe I will begin using this recipe for future holiday buffets, as it is so clever and works perfectly with this little (lovely, and un-gnomishly beautiful) three-part dish from MIL. My DH who rarely comments on his food thought these olives were very good! That is high compliment from him--believe me! *ZWT 5 Spanish region Kid Friendly Challenge*

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Debber May 18, 2009
Trio of Spanish Nibbles: Olives, Almonds & Chickpeas