Vitacost Garbanzo Beans Non-GMO and Gluten Free Description
Hailed for their starring role in hummus, garbanzo beans—also called chickpeas—add a creamy texture and mild, nutty flavor to your favorite salads, soups and spreads.
Non-GMO project Verified
No additives or preservatives
Gluten free & vegan
Use in salads, soups and creamy spreads
Combine with fresh garlic, lemon juice, salt and tahini to make hummus
7 grams of protein + 4 grams of dietary fiber per 1/4 cup
Everyone knows garbanzo beans make a great hummus when pureed with garlic, lemon juice, salt and tahini – but there's more to this rotund legume than meets the pita chip.
Did you know that garbanzo beans (or chickpeas, as they're commonly called) have been cultivated for thousands of years? Over the centuries, they've been consumed in a variety of forms – raw, roasted, cooked, boiled, pureed and even brewed into a coffee-like drink.
Garbanzo beans are packed with plant-powered nutrition – just one ¼-cup serving provides 4 grams of filling fiber and 7 grams of satisfying protein; it’s no surprise that these legumes are beloved by vegetarians, dieters and foodies alike.
Soak overnight, rinse and combine 1 cup garbanzo beans with 4 cups water (enough to cover the beans completely) in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, cooking until tender (approximately 2 hours).
Once cooked, there are many ways to enjoy garbanzos:
Use as topping for salad
Add to your favorite savory soup or stew
Drizzle with coconut oil, honey and cinnamon and roast in the oven
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Carefully sort beans, removing any debris or shriveled beans, and rinse thoroughly. Cover with cold water and soak overnight (6-12 hours); drain and rinse before cooking. For a quicker method, cover beans with 2 inches of water, boil for 2 minutes, remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour; drain and rinse before cooking.
To prepare, add beans to a large pot, cover with water, bring water to a boil and reduce to a simmer, cooking until tender (approximately 2 hours). Drain beans and prepare as desired. If reserving for later use, salt to taste and refrigerate.
Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-75°F [15°-24°C]).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Serving Size: 1/4 Cup Dry (35 g)
Servings per Container: Approx 13
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||2 g||3%|
| Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
| Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||22 g||8%|
| Dietary Fiber||4 g||15%|
| Total Sugars||4 g|
| Includes 0g Added Sugars||0%|
|Vitamin D||0 mcg||0%|
*The % Daily Value tells you how much as nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Other Ingredients: Garbanzo beans.
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Warming Chickpea Chili
Loaded with veggie goodness, this flavorful chili warms, comforts and truly nourishes. It comes together in one pot (oh! The aroma!) with chickpeas, bell peppers, zucchini and tomatoes, and is easily customizable with your favorite vegetables and spices. Try it with Argentinian aji molido, a subtly spicy ground red chile with hints of smoke. Make it your own, play, have fun and bring everyone to the table to eat heartily!
Warming Chickpea Chili
- 2-3 Tbsp. avocado oil
- 2 medium white onions (chopped)
- 4 garlic cloves (minced)
- ½ cup red bell pepper (chopped)
- ½ cup green bell pepper (chopped)
- 1 small zucchini (chopped)
- 3 cans (45 oz.) chickpeas (rinsed, or 1 lb. dry chickpeas, cooked)
- 3 cups canned peeled whole tomatoes (with juices)
- 2-3 cups vegetable stock (or water)
- ½ cup frozen green peas
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 2 tsp. paprika
- Pinch oregano
- 1 tsp. chili powder (or Argentinian aji molido)
- Salt (to taste)
- Black pepper (to taste)
- 4 whole scallions (sliced thin, for garnish)
- In large pot, sauté onion, garlic and bell peppers in oil 2-3 minutes; add cumin, paprika, oregano and chili powder and mix well. Cook 3-4 minutes.
- Add tomatoes, chickpeas, zucchini, vegetable stock/water and season with salt and pepper. Bring to simmer.
- Add peas, lower heat and cover partially. Allow to simmer 30-40 minutes.
- Taste and adjust seasonings.
- Serve with sprinkle of scallions.
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