It is absolutely no secret to those around me that I have a small obsession with chickpeas…aka Garbanzo beans. Aka those little slimy things on the salad bar.
I love chickpeas because they have a very creamy and mellow taste. If you do a quick pinterest search, you’ll easily find 10 different ways to use them in place of meat in dinner dishes. I tend to utilize them more as a snack or add-on.
Or just eat them straight from the kitchen strainer.
Chickpeas are also a fantastic favorite food because of their nutritional virtue. Chickpeas, like most beans, are an awesome source of protein to give you a boost of stay-strong energy. Fiber is another fabulous part of these little beans, which helps you feel full, but since it’s not digestible inside the body it works to push everything along for a healthy digestive system.
I’m currently hooked on my DIY version of a Greek salad in one of my favorite restaurants. The original salad doesn’t have chickpeas, but I’m a firm believer that everything is better with chickpeas.
Ok so maybe the salad ends up looking closer to this…
Roasted chickpeas are a great munchie snack for health-conscious crowds. I’m sure you’ve seen these floating around pinterest. They’re even being packaged and sold these days (I spotted some at TJ Max)