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All Hail the Chickpea!

Growing up in a Mexican household, we’d run out of toilet paper before we’d run out of frijoles – no joke!
Pinto, Lentil, and Black beans could easily be found in a giant pot on the stove, if not frozen for later.
But Garbanzo Beans aka Chickpeas were a bit harder to come by; something I absolutely looked forward to pouring all over my salad at the local pizza joint we went to every Friday night, Red West Pizza 🙂

Back then I had no idea what the heck I was eating. All I knew was I reaaally enjoyed those little round thingies in my salad… Now that I think about it, that was probably the only time I ever ate a salad. Moving on.

Over the years I’ve grown a little wiser, so it’s safe to say that today I use chickpeas in all sorts of dishes – salads, homemade hummus, fresh chickpea flour, stews, ethnic dishes, down to super yummy protein filled snacks.
I heart Chickpeas (1)I really do LOVE chickpeas! This is why I am sharing some of my absolute favorite recipes that call for this stellar legume – plus they are good for you and your wallet!!
Not only that, what’s great about the recipes shared below is you can easily bulk cook chickpeas in advance and store in the fridge to toss in to any dish in a hungry heartbeat!

I guarantee that there is at least one recipe in the bunch that will delight your taste buds to the absolute fullest. Even if that means simply grabbing a handful of garbanzo beans and tossing them into every single salad you eat for the rest of your yummy life! Enjoy!!

Yummy & Crispy Chickpea snack healthfully delicious

Chickpea Ratatouille, you gotta kiss your fingers up to the sky every time you cook this up

Golden Garbanzo Medley for the turmeric and memory lover in you!

Tangy Curried Chickpea Salad ~ may I suggest following the recipe the first time around, maybe adding a little less salt, then experiment with this yummy and messy (my fave!) recipe after

Ultra Smooth Hummus – I promise you the secret to smooth hummus lies in this recipe… It ain’t no lie!

I heart Chickpeas
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