Cooked Chickpeas

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Inspect the chickpeas, removing the broken or extremely shrivelled up chickpeas.
  2. Place chickpeas in a large bowl and cover completely with cold water.
  3. Soak chickpeas overnight, about 12 hours.
  4. Drain and transfer to a large cooking pot. Cover with water, twice the amount of chickpeas and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to a simmer for about one hour.
  6. Test for doneness, cooking for 10 or 15 minutes more, if needed.
  7. Drain and allow to cool.
  8. Cooked chickpeas can keep covered in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Note: The cooking water can be saved and used as a flavorful base for homemade soup.

Nutritional Comparison of Dried Versus Canned Chickpeas

 

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