Organic Garbanzo Beans
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OliveNation Organic garbanzo beans, commonly known as chickpeas are a staple you should keep in your pantry. These round, light yellow beans offer many nutritional benefits. They are a great source of protein and soluble dietary fiber, as well as being high in manganese, folate and iron.
Garbanzo beans are popular for making hummus, but they also a key ingredient in other Mediterranean foods. They are combined with olive oil, Ras El Hanout to make barley salad and served in couscous. Garbanzo beans are essential to cooking Indian cuisine, like curries, masalas and several vegetarian dishes. These versatile and healthy beans can be ground and used to make falafel or tossed into salads, soups and stews. Vegans and vegetarians often use garbanzo beans as a protein source.
How to Prepare Organic Garbanzo Beans
Like other dried legumes, OliveNation organic garbanzo beans need to soak overnight before use in your recipes. Start by rinsing the beans well. Place 1 pound of organic garbanzo beans in a pot with enough cold water to over by at least 3 inches. Soak overnight. Drain and add cold water to the pot. Add seasonings like bay leaves and salt. Bring to a boil for 15-20 minutes, then lower the heat and simmer for 90 minutes covered or until softened.