Chickpeas (1kg)

R58.00

Description

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a type of legume that is a popular ingredient in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Indian cuisines. They have a nutty and slightly sweet flavour and a firm and creamy texture.

Chickpeas are a good source of protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals, including folate, iron, and magnesium. They are also low in fat and cholesterol-free.

Eating chickpeas has been linked to several health benefits. For example, they may help improve digestion, regulate blood sugar levels, and reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer. They may also help promote feelings of fullness and satiety, making them a good choice for weight management.

Chickpeas can be cooked and eaten on their own or used as an ingredient in a variety of dishes. They are a key ingredient in hummus, falafel, and chana masala, and can also be added to salads, soups, and stews for added protein and fiber.

Here’s a simple recipe for homemade hummus:

Ingredients:

  • 400g cooked chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons water, as needed

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, and salt.
  2. Pulse until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. If the hummus is too thick, add water, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
  4. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, adding more salt, lemon juice, or cumin as desired.
  5. Transfer the hummus to a bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

You can serve hummus as a dip for vegetables, pita bread, or crackers, or use it as a spread on sandwiches and wraps. Enjoy!

Additional information

Weight1 kg