Right up there with canned tomatoes and tomato paste, a can of garbanzo beans is a pantry staple in my household. (Can you guess what I stocked up on to eat during the quarantine?)
While an experiment conducted by Tasting Table found that dried chickpeas that had been soaked overnight won in flavor contest against canned ones, we are huge fans of the latter version around here for their ease, deliciousness and next level nutrition profile.
I’m talking protein, fiber, iron and folate galore in just one can of these nutty legumes, making them an amazing meat substitute and all-around nutritious addition to just about any lunch or dinner.
And that texture makes them versatile, too — ’cause hummus and falafel, duh! Consider making chickpeas a regular part of your diet with these 10 tried and tested recipes.