Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are high in Vitamins B, E and K, calcium, iron, zinc, fiber and protein. They are great at keeping cholesterol within normal levels and protect against heart disease.
Chickpeas also have antioxidants that protect against carcinogens.
The most delicious way to eat chickpeas is to add them in salads, soups or pureed into hummus.
1 garlic clove, peeled
2 1/2 cups of cooked and peeled chickpeas
3 tablespoons organic olive oil (unfiltered, unpressed or first cold pressed)
2 tablespoons tahini
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Juice of 1 regular large lemon
In a food processor, first mince the garlic, then add the rest of the ingredients and then, slowly add water to the desired consistency. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
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