Garbanzo Beans, also known as Chickpeas
These legumes are used in a variety of cultural dishes from around the world. They have many health benefits too!
How to Select
Garbanzo beans are primarily purchased in their dried or canned forms.
How to Store
To store, keep garbanzo beans refrigerated and use within 3 to 4 days.
How to Prepare
Fresh or canned garbanzo beans can be prepared by baking, boiling, sauteing, frying, simmering in a sauce, grinding them to make falafel, or mashing them to make hummus. Dried garbanzo bean need to be cooked first. Soak dried beans in water overnight, then boil for about 2 hours, until beans are cooked.
Recipes with this vegetable
This is the traditional take on this Middle Eastern dish--it's loaded with nutrients such as protein, fiber, iron, and magnesium, and is a delicious snack served with sliced vegetables or whole wheat pita.
Black Bean Burgers
Missing summer barbecues? Try these inexpensive, flavorful, and protein-packed black bean burgers!