“Life is a mixture of chickpeas. Some will give you an immense pleasure of taste with soft bites. Some will give you an immense pleasure of taste with hard bites!”
No matter how, chickpeas are truly amazing!
Did you know this food is actually so rich in proteins it almost levels with most types of meat? What’s more, the legume is also said to contain vitamin E, manganese, phosphorus and iron. How cool is that, huh!
Now, let’s see 4 interesting ways
to prepare chickpeas, shall we?
- Chickpea falafels
Soak 250g of chickpeas in water for overnight. Then blend and mix with 2-3 tbsp of olive oil, some lemon juice, sliced onion and 1-2 cloves of garlic. Add coriander, Himalayan salt and cumin. Mix well and leave in the fridge for 30 mins. Then form the falafels and place on a baking paper. Bake for 20 min to half an hour at 200C°. Ta-dah!
- Chickpea salad
First of all, boil the legumes. Take 8-10 beetroot leaves (you can always replace them with another leafy vegetable!), 1 tomato, 2 green peppers and 2 carrots. Cut all the veggies and mix them with the chickpeas. Season the salad with some high-quality olive oil
and Himalayan salt. Super easy and very tasty!
- Chickpea paste
Again, make sure to soak the legumes in water for at least 12 hours (24 is best!). Then, rinse under cold water and boil for around 20 minutes. To make the paste taste like heaven, you’ll need 100g sun-dried tomatoes, 4 tbsp sesame tahini, 1 lemon, some fennel, black pepper and extra virgin olive oil, of course. Put all these in the blender and enjoy your simple chickpea paste. By the way, check out our Hummus blog post if you like this one!
- Chickpea soup
Steam a handful of spinach in some olive oil and a little water. Then add 250g of chickpeas, 100g of pumpkin and water. Sprinkle some salt, pepper, ginger root and ½ tsp of turmeric. At some moment add grated carrot, sliced paprika and 4-5 mushrooms just for flavor. Cook for 1 hour or so. Bon appetite!
Which of these would you like to try and surprise the family with? Drop us some comments!
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