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BF 101: In the Kitchen

GaGa for Garbanzos

Garbanzo beans on a table

Whether you call them a garbanzo bean or a chickpea, this nutritional powerhouse is rich in vitamins and minerals, with around 15 grams of protein per cup! Versatile and mildly nutty in flavor, garbanzo beans are the perfect plant-based protein.

Generally, they can be found in two preparations: canned or dried.

How to Prepare Dried Garbanzo Beans

Dried garbanzo beans triple in size when cooked, so 1 cup of dried beans will yield about 3 cups. There are a few ways to prepare dried beans, but here are two of our favorites!
Each bean will triple in size, so make sure to use a large bowl and plenty of water. Let soak overnight in a large bowl filled with water or soak for 2-3 hours before cooking. Note: a shorter soak time will require a longer cooking time.
Simmer garbanzo beans until soft and the shells have begun to separate from the bean. Add aromatics like onions, garlic, and stock for extra flavor.

Now that you have mastered the basics, let’s explore a few recipes!

Feeling inspired? Tag us @bristolfarms – we can’t wait to see your creations.

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