Tuesday, November 8, 2011

From Dried to Chickpea

Lately I've been trying to see if I can get rid of canned good and fortunately success has been on my side. The first thing I cooked were chickpeas which are great for great dishes like hummus, salads and in stews to name a few.


When I bough them they were dry but in some markets you can find them fresh which is would be incredible if you did. Put them on a bowl and fill it with water to cover and let them rest in  a cool place for about 4-8 hours. They will absorb most of the water so if you see that they need more you can add it.


If you are not going to cook them right away you can store them covered in the refrigerator for about 3 or 5 days. To cook them I used a ratio of 2 parts of water for each 1 part of chick peas. Cook them first allowing the water to boil and the reduce the heat, cover and cook for 30 minutes or until soft.


The little ones are packed with protein and have a large number of health benefits like being able to supply up to 50% of the daily fiber intake recommended, contain large amounts of antioxidants like vitamin C, they help in lowering bad cholesterol, regulate blood sugar and even help in weight management.




Have a fantastic and healthy day my friends!

58 comments:

  1. i think making fresh hummus is seriously one of my favorite things.

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  2. Oh my gosh yum! And mmmm...hummus sounds good too! ;)

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  3. i LOVE making hummus from chickpeas!! i think im going to get some hummus for lunch now haha!

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  4. I love chickpeas!! So good and truly filling.

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  5. ah! that salad looks so good!! thanks for the dose of healthy inspo ~ i'm needing it today!!
    xx ~ ks
    p.s. i know it! that's why i love fortune tellers ~ reminds me of the movie big!!

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  6. Really?! I didn't even know they came dried. I love them- especially deep fried.

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  7. Oh, I've got some chickpeas in my cupboard too... These recipes look great!

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  8. What a versatile little bean! Thanks for the suggestions friend!

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  9. They are the best snack, too. It you sprinkle some olive oil and season, stick them in the oven @ 400 for 30 mins...amazeballs!

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  10. this is really great, i soooo want to eliminate canned goods from my household too;) i will try this, thanks!

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  11. I used to adore chickpeas in salads and still buy fresh humus all the time, but I try and avoid canned anything so haven't made anything with them in a long time. This is probably a stupid question, but where do you buy the dry ones?

    xo Mary Jo
    http://ON-PCH.com

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  12. I have never really cooked with chickpeas but your pictures look totally delicious. Being a vegetarian I really should experiment more with chickpeas.

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  13. wow this looks so yummy!!

    xoxo
    molliee
    http://mstwirlyskirts.com

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  14. I love chickpeas, and my man and I traditionally fight over using canned ones (him) or dried and soaked ones (me). I really think the dried ones taste better... but his hummus is good, too :)

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  15. Wowza the last two photographs look UNREAL. Delish!

    x The Pretty Secrets

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  16. I love this post! I'm a vegetarian and trying, like you, to get rid of canned goods! I love chickpea so much, but always thought of it as a hassle to do it on my own. Seem pretty simple though! Thank you :)

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  17. Love chick peas! They are a great addition to so many foods!

    FYI - if you ever want a canned option that has no sodium added and is strickly chick peas and water try the Whole Foods 365 brand. Here is some info: http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com/2011/10/tip-365-garbanzo-beans.html

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  18. Love it. Please take some time to check out
    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  19. Yummy AND healthy! Sounds fantastic. xo style, she wrote

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  20. Everything's looks so good! I must try that!

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  21. I found a recipe for chickpeas in choc chip cookies. I've made them numerous times, it's great because my non-vegetable liking husband and friend still have no idea that there are chickpeas in those yummy choc chip cookies! I'm going to use this when I have kids. Thanks for sharing Elie :)

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  22. They make a fab hummus too. Healthy and tasty snack

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  23. Thanks for the Birthday wish :))

    This looks sooo yummy!! Thanks for sharing...

    xo
    Lizzie
    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

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  24. The chickpea green bean mushroom salad look delicious. I'll definitely try this out!

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  25. thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving wonderful comments ♥ oh my gosh! this post is awesome! i love chickpeas and that salad is just so delicious - now i am hungry!!!

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  26. Looks sooo yummy. Great and healthy recipe.

    Patience
    www.justpatience.com

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  27. oohhh! thanks for sharing :) i heard chickpeas are a super food!

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  28. seriously, YUM! i love chickpeas. they're so good for you and tasty too!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  29. I love chickpeas especially when the become hummus....yummy!!!

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  30. Yum -- I love chickpeas; they're delicious!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  31. Looks super tasty! I almost bought some chickpeas the other day to make a salad-now I wish I had.

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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  32. I will have to try chick peas. I'm trying to eat better but sometimes I find it difficult to keep it going. This looks great!

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  33. Yum!!! Looks so delicious!! xoxo
    http://hellofridaybypaik.blogspot.com/

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  34. Yummy.=) I have never bought dry once though only canned once.

    http://kashaysblogg.blogspot.com

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  35. This looks tasty and healthy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  36. i love chickpeas! i'm going to check out that last recipe for the casserole.

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  37. Chickpeas are definitely a favorite ingredient of mine. They're healthy, versatile and so cheap! Gotta' love that.

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  38. Looove chickpeas!! :)

    Happy Wednesday xx

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  39. I LOVE chickpeas, and both the salad and the casserole look delicious!!

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  40. I've been eating hummus all week. Yum!

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  41. Tasty - and I love chickpeas! :-)

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  42. That salad looks incredible! :)

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  43. Mmm... looks like a good & nutritious meal! x

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  44. This is fantastic! I have always wanted to make hummus from fresh chickpeas. Thanks!!

    xx

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  45. I LOVE chickpeas! I cook them all the time, and use it in salads, soups...


    Camila Faria

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  46. I just love chickpeas and those recipes look yum! Thank you for the links and tips. And thank you for stopping by my blog. Cheers.

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  47. Your green bean salad looks delish!! Love chicks

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  48. I totally adore chickpeas, sweetie. Such a great tips. Thanks, darling and have a lovely day. xo

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  49. I love chickpeas! We usually use dried beans instead of canned.

    I would suggest soaking for a few hours to avoid long cooking time. And a good pressure cooker saves so much more time and energy :)

    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

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  50. i need to eat more of these! they photograph so cute :)

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  51. Mmmmm! I looove chick peas! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  52. I think I need to take my chickpeas out of the pantry today! yum.

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  53. oh yum! chickpeas are so delicious and the salad in the glass looks amazing.

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