Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are small, yellowish round beans that are a popular sight in many Middle Eastern dishes. They contribute a rich, creamy, nutty flavour and work well in a wide variety of delicious dishes. With one cup of canned, drained and rinsed chickpeas providing ten grams of protein and a somewhat meaty texture, they are a viable substitute for meat in many dishes.
Chickpeas are one of the easiest beans to sprout, and upon sprouting they obtain a crunchier texture as well as a rich, creamy and nutty flavour. Add them to stews, soups, stir-fries or simply top them with dressing and enjoy as a side dish. Hummus made from sprouted chickpeas is wonderful, so next time you’re in the mood to get experimental in your kitchen, sprouted chickpeas are your go-to sprouts.
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