Middle Eastern Teskeya, Chickpea Feta with tahini

  • Asma
  • on November 18, 2020
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A very simple and easy-to make appetizer recipe, Teskeya or what is usually called as Chickpea Feta is a very popular and conventional Middle Eastern dish that is found on every middle eastern table in different meals. This dish doesn’t need more than a few ingredients; all you have to do is to follow the simple instructions; and here you go!

Middle Eastern Teskeya, Yorgurt and Tahini with ground meat

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CuisineSyrian Recipes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings4 people


  • 2 Pounds of chickpeas
  • 1/2 Pound of ground meat
  • 1 1/3 pound Pounds of yogurt
  • 1 cup of tahini
  • 3 pieces the juice of three lemons
  • 1 bunch bunch of parsley
  • 4 loaves of toasted bread
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee or butter
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of paprika


  • Soak the chickepeas in warm water for an overnight
  • Cut the bread; then fry; then pat it dry with paper towels and set it aside in a large bowl
  • In a separate large bowl, pour in two and half cups of yogurt; then add in the cup of flour with the tahini
  • Add in the salt and the lemon juice and mix very well
  • Add in the yogurt and tahini and mix very well with the toasted bread
  • Add the meat to the mixture of tahini and yogurt as well as the toasted bread
  • Top with the chopped parsley; then add 1 pinch of cumin, the paprika, the sumac and the ground black pepper; you can add a spoonful of margarine
  • Top your dish with toasted nuts
  • Serve and enjoy your delicious Chickpea Feta!


Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories: 244, Total Fat: 12g, Total Carbs 24, Protein: 11g, Fiber: 11 g
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