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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!
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.
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
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*