Serve with basmati rice or crispy baguette. Garnish with additional parsley or plain yoghurt.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
Should I soak the chickpeas before cooking them? I thought dried beans needed to be soaked overnight. - 21 Jun 2012
Very nice dish, I left out the lemon juice, parsley, feta cheese and olives. The only thing I would do differently, is to pre-cook the chickpeas for 10 minutes before adding to the slow cooker - because I like my chickpeas to be a little bit softer - 04 Feb 2012
Used different ingredients. I left out the parmesan, parsley and feta - it still turned out very well. Great recipe! - 21 Aug 2010