Chick Peas Please!

My daughter is a chick-pea fanatic. As a whole food,  plant based vegan, they are a big part of her diet. This is how she prepares them:

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Rinse a bag of chick peas in a colander, then soak in a large bowl of water for 24 hours. (They will expand, so you may have to add more water at some point to keep them covered.) Drain peas, rinse and simmer in a pot of water for about 60 mins- add juice of one lemon and salt to taste, simmer 30 more minutes or until soft but firm. Drain, cool and store.

They are now ready to add to salads or simply eat out of the bag! They are SOO yummy. You can also toss them in a bit of olive oil and spices and roast in oven for additional flavor.

“As a rich source of vitaminsminerals and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management and reducing the risk of several diseases. Additionally, chickpeas are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets.”

A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving provides the following nutrients:

  • Calories: 46
  • Carbs: 8 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Protein: 3 grams
  • Folate: 12% of the RDI
  • Iron: 4% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 5% of the RDI
  • Copper: 5% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 14% of the RDI

6 Comments Add yours

  1. ksbeth says:

    wonderful to know

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    I am a big fan, too. I make my own hummus, which I have for lunch every day, never tiring of it. A tip I’d like to share is if you buy a small pressure cooker, the cook time is 12-15 minutes vs. an hour. Quite the energy savings!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Cindy says:

      I MUST get over my fear of pressure cookers! I actually got an instapot and took the sucker back to Bed Bath and Beyond..what a wimp!


      1. Eliza Waters says:

        They’ve made them safer than they once were with little rubber pressure valves that will release if need be. The most important thing to make sure you can see through the hole (not blocked, though its never been for me, but I always dutifully check) in the top before putting the lid and pressure valve on. Also you MUST wait about 1 hour after cooking for pressure to go down before opening. One gadget where you really must read the directions! 😉

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      2. Cindy says:

        “Read ( and understand) the directions….” OH the PRESSURE!!! get it? HARHAR!! 😉


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