Using a can of organic chickpeas is a quick way to get great food. Yet using dried chickpeas is cheaper and in my humble opinion tastier. The key is to soak overnight.
Step one: Soak chickpeas. I use a quart mason jar. Fill the jar half full of dried chickpeas and add water to the top. Cover. In 8 to 12 hours, the dried chickpeas will expand to fill the entire jar. Drain water and rinse chickpeas.
Step two: Boil chickpeas. There are many ways to do this and it is important to have beans well done. I boiled for 20 to 30 minutes and then put in my “Wonderbag” for eight hours. You can use a crockpot. I have not tried the version where the beans are left on the stove for hours.
Meals with chickpeas:
Meal One: Add chickpeas to lettuce salad
Meal Two: Add chickpeas with cucumbers, onion and mint for a quick salad
Meal Three: make vegan chickpea soup. Saute onions & garlic & veggies in olive oil, add broth and then add chickpeas
Meal four: Saute fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil & onion in oil add chickpeas serve over pasta.