Chickpeas are rich in fiber, protein, and are naturally gluten-free and low in sodium, making them a popular vegan and vegetarian ingredient. Golden chickpeas have a delicious nutty flavor and a buttery texture, making them a versatile pantry staple.
The cooking time of dried chickpeas can be reduced by soaking them for 12-24 hours before cooking. After soaking cook in boiling water for 30-45 mins or until tender.
Chickpeas are a versatile ingredient. Use them cold in salads or add them to stews and slow cooker meals to bulk the meal up or in place of meat or use them as a base for homemade hummus. They also make a delicious crunchy snack - toss in oil and spices and roast them! Yum!