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Jan 29, 2009 03:08 PM

Need garbanzo bean ideas

I've put them in salads, and I know about hummus. What else can I do with them?

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  1. Felafel is always good. I love them curried. And Morrocan and Spanish and Italian cuisines include many flavorful soups based on chick peas. Just Google chick pea recipes and you will be surprised.

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    1. re: Father Kitchen

      This time of year, I agree with you on soups! I have a chickpea saffron stew bookmarked to try from next month's COTM.

    2. Add them to soups or stews in place of other beans.

      And one of the best salads I've ever had was at Jose Andres' Zaytinya. It was chickpeas that had been roasted until crisp and were served with fresh tomatoes and pomegranate seeds. Fabulous!

      1. Today, someone posted about roasted garbanzo beans. You drain, pat dry and toss with olive oil, salt and seasonings and roast in a 400 degree F oven. I found a lot of recipes on Google and they sounded so good, I'm going to make some tonight.

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        1. re: janetms383

          I do this all the time. Awesome to add crunch to salads or to snack on at work. My friends eat them like it's popcorn. Really yummy and very easy

          1. re: cheesecake17

            many ways to season them before roasting:

            - gingered (i use ground ginger, agave nectar or honey, and a pinch of salt)
            - curried
            - tamari
            - spicy (cayenne & salt)
            - wasabi (i use wasabi powder)
            - garlic & sage
            - pizza-flavored (basil, thyme, oregano, garlic, fire-roasted tomato flakes or powder, salt & pepper)

        2. I've sauteed some garlic and onion, added a can of diced tomatoes and a can (drained and rinsed) of garbanzos. Heated it up, put in a gratin dish, grated cheese on top and into the oven til bubbly and cheese is melted. It ain't haute but it's yummy and I always have the non-ingredients on hand.