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Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

About the ingredient chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Including 453 recipes with chickpeas (garbanzo beans), nutrition data, and where to find it.

 

What is chickpeas (garbanzo beans)?

Chick-peas are also known as Spanish beans, garbanzo beans, or ceci peas. They have an irregular shape, firm texture and a nut-like flavor. Excellent in Spanish stew and Italian Minestrone. Especially popular on the West coast of the US.

Hummus, a popular Mediterranean appetizer dip are made with chickpeas.

Types

There are two main kinds of chickpea:

  • Desi , which has small, darker seeds and a rough coat, cultivated mostly in the Indian subcontinent, Ethiopia, Mexico, and Iran.
  • Kabuli , which has lighter coloured, larger seeds and a smoother coat, mainly grown in Southern Europe, Northern Africa, Afghanistan,Pakistan and Chile, also introduced during the 18th century to the Indian subcontinent.

Dried chickpeas need a long cooking time (1–2 hours) but will easily fall apart when cooked longer. If soaked for 12–24 hours before use, cooking time can be considerably shortened by around 30 minutes.

It should be noted that that chickpeas do not cause lathyrism. Similarly named "chickling peas" and other plants of the genus lathyrus contain the toxins associated with lathyrism.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (240g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 285Calories from Fat 24
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.7g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 1%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 717mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 54.3g 18%
Dietary Fiber 11g 42%
Sugars ~
Protein 11.9g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 8% Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) is usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) is a member of the Legumes and Legume Products US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does chickpeas (garbanzo beans) weigh?

Amount Weight
1 cup 240 grams

Legumes and Legume Products

In Chinese:鹰嘴豆(鹰嘴豆)
British (UK) term:
en français:pois chiches
en español:garbanzos

Recipes using chickpeas (garbanzo beans)

There are 453 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Hummus Bi Tahini

Hummus Bi Tahini

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Quick Turkish Eggs, Spinach and Chickpeas

Quick Turkish Eggs, Spinach & Chickpeas

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Eggs are simply poached with chickpeas and spinach. This can be a hearty breakfast or a quick and easy light meal. Super simple and one-pan preparation makes it perfect for a snappy weeknight meal or weekend brunch.

Pressure Cooked Chili Con Chickpeas

Pressure Cooked Chili Con Chickpeas

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Pressure Cooked Chili Con Chickpeas recipe

Salad Platter

Salad Platter

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Creamy avocados, juicy-sweet tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, meaty chickpeas and salty olives are on top of a bed of lettuce or any your favorite greens. Drizzle some freshly homemade vinaigrette and serve with a few slices of good bread.

Yummy Falafel

Yummy Falafel

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Hummus Me Tahini

Hummus Me Tahini

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Hummus #1

Hummus #1

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Jane Gol's Hummus

Jane Gol's Hummus

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Jane Gol's Hummus recipe

Pesto Hummus

Pesto Hummus

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Pesto Hummus recipe

Falafel, Vegetarian Style

Falafel, Vegetarian Style

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Falafel, Vegetarian Style recipe

Red Pepper Hummus with Toasted Pita

Red Pepper Hummus with Toasted Pita

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Red Pepper Hummus with Toasted Pita

My Perfect Hummus (Vegan)

My Perfect Hummus (Vegan)

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My Perfect Hummus (Vegan) recipe

Spiced Hummus

Spiced Hummus

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Hummus Ii

Hummus Ii

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Hummus Marinade

Hummus Marinade

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Pumpkin and Chickpea Soup

Pumpkin & Chickpea Soup

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Pumpkin and Chickpea Soup recipe

Hummus Iii

Hummus Iii

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Simple Hummus

Simple Hummus

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Your basic hummus. Try adding a handful of black beans, spinach, or other "flavors" and spice to create your own unique taste!

Tabouli with Parsley, Scallion, and Mint

Tabouli with Parsley, Scallion, & Mint

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Refreshing Bulgar salad with garbanzo beans (chickpeas).

Easy Chickpea Soup

Easy Chickpea Soup

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Chickpea Burgers

Chickpea Burgers

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Packed with nutrients and the burger is also delicious. Serve these veggie burgers with whatever toppings you feel like.

Hummus Bi Tahini (Chick Pea and Sesame Puree)

Hummus Bi Tahini (Chick Pea & Sesame Puree)

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MarNai's Hummus

MarNai's Hummus

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Served at RS dinner. I ate a whole bunch.

Sunday Italian Vegetable Soup

Sunday Italian Vegetable Soup

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This hearty Italian vegetable soup delivers. It is chock full of vegetables, two kinds of beans, pasta, and tomatoes, everything needed for a relaxed Sunday meal.

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