Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Garbanzo Beans aka Chickpeas

Here is my first challenge to anyone who is reading this post:
It is not unusual for people to say, "I don't like chickpeas!" Below is an amazing recipe using this often unwanted bean. Wait! It's delicious! Just try it!

Reasons for you to wrap your arms around this versatile legume? OK?

1. Good source of iron and protien
2. Has low glycemic carbohyrates (the best kind)
3. Low in calories and fat free
4. Cholesterol lowering fiber
5. Contributes to heart health (folate and magnesium)

Garbanzo Tacos (submitted by burch)

Ingredients (use vegan versions):

2 cans garbanzo beans
1 packet taco seasoning (any brand)
lard-free tortillas or hard taco shells
any other items you like on your taco


Dump both cans of beans into a skillet (but use the liquid from only one can).

Dump in the taco seasoning. Stir and let simmer for about 10-15 minutes.

Add beans and other ingredients to your tacos, burritos, and/or taco salads.

Especially good recipe for those who aren't crazy about the flavor of garbanzo beans. The seasoning takes over.

Serves: 6
Preparation time: 15 minutes

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