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Catholic Relief Services shares a simple recipe for Lablabi Soup from Iraq for your Meatless Friday meal.

This Lent, CatholicMom.com is once again privileged to partner with CRS Rice Bowl by sharing the CRS Rice Bowl featured recipes on each Lenten Friday. Why not try these simple recipes in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world? Don’t forget to place the money you saved by serving a meatless meal into your CRS Rice Bowl! Those funds help feed the hungry around the world and in your own community. If you don’t have a CRS Rice Bowl program in your own parish, click here to find out how to donate.


Makes 4 servings

Advance prep needed: Soak chickpeas overnight before cooking.

  • 2 c dried chickpeas
  • 8 c water
  • ½ onion, whole
  • 2 t salt
  • 2 t turmeric
  • Juice from two lemons
Cover chickpeas in water and soak overnight. Drain and discard soaking water. Place chickpeas in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Add onion, salt and turmeric. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, adding water if needed. Add lemon juice. Serve with bread.
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