How to Make Lablabi

How to Make Lablabi

Lablabi is one of the most delicious soup dishes in Tunisia. Most people eat Lablabi for breakfast. It is a hearty meal with mouthwatering flavors to satisfy your taste buds. Here is the list of ingredients and step-by-step procedure to make Lablabi. Read on!


  • Two cups of dried chickpeas
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • Four slices of bread
  • Two teaspoons of ground cumin
  • One teaspoon of ground caraway
  • Two tablespoons of harissa
  • One lemon
  • Four cloves of pressed garlic
  • One teaspoon of salt
  • Three tablespoons of olive oil
  • Three tablespoons of white vinegar
  • Four eggs
  • Eight ounces of canned tuna
  • Salt to taste
  • Black or green olives


  1. Use a large amount of water to soak chickpeas for 12-15 hours
  2. Once soaked, drain and rinse these chickpeas
  3. Now, cook the chickpeas and cloves of garlic in four cups of water
  4. Don’t use salt at this moment
  5. Cook for 15-20 minutes
  6. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for one hour
  7. Cover the chickpeas with about 5cm or 2inches of water
  8. Continue cooking until the chickpeas are tenderer
  9. Now add salt to the chickpeas and cook for five minutes

For seasoning, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Add olive oil, lemon juice, harissa, caraway, garlic, and cumin in a bowl
  2. Add three cups of water with three tablespoons of vinegar in a saucepan and start boiling these ingredients
  3. Add salt to the ingredients and mix well with proper whisking
  4. Set aside

You will need the following steps for poached eggs

  1. Add three cups of water with three tablespoons of vinegar to a boil
  2. Now break the eggs in a small saucer and avoid breaking the yolk
  3. Set aside for some time
  4. Next, slide the eggs and ensure the white parts wrap the yolk
  5. Poach for 4-5 minutes while simmering the water
  6. Remove the egg with a spoon and place it in a bowl that contains ice water
  7. Now, put them on the cloth to drain
  8. Use salt to season the poached eggs about 2-3 minutes after cooking

Follow these steps for assembly

  1. Place a few pieces of bread in a large bowl or deep dish
  2. Now laden over the chickpeas with a small about of broth
  3. Place a poached egg and olives
  4. Add two tablespoons of seasoning
  5. Drizzle with cumin and enjoy the warm soup