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Chick Peas

Chick peas are right at the top of my list of foods that must always be on hand. I keep one can (19oz) in the fridge at all times. Why the fridge, I like them cold. Canned chick peas need to be drained and rinsed twice before using.

Sometimes I will marinate them for 2-3 hours but that all depends upon what I plan to use them for, lime or lemon juice add an interesting flavour.

Chick pea and tuna salad:


1 19 oz can chick peas, drained and rinsed twice

2 6 oz can flaked tuna, drained

6 radishes, sliced thin

1 small onion diced

1 celery stalk sliced thin

ΒΌ medium cabbage, sliced thin as if for cole slaw

Seas salt and black pepper to taste

Dressing of your choice

A sprinkle of vinegar and lime works well, but you could use a blue cheese or balsamic vinaigrette as well.


Place cabbage into salad bowl

Add chick peas


Add tuna

Mix again

add all other ingredients


Season to suit your mood.

Chick Pea Stew


1 medium onion, chopped

1 medium-sized red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 cups vegetable broth

1 1/2 cups water

1 10- ounce package frozen corn

1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped

1 16-ounce can chickpeas (also labelled as garbanzo beans)

1 cup tomatoes, coarsely chopped

2 tablespoons green onions, sliced (optional)


1. In a large saucepan add onion, bell pepper, garlic and stir-fry until onion is tender.

  1. Stir in paprika and cayenne pepper and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in broth, water, corn and oregano then raise heat to bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low.
  3. Cover and simmer for 7 minutes.
  4. Add chickpeas and tomatoes, then stir thoroughly. Cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes.

The green onions may be sprinkled on top when serving.

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emilyc 9 years ago

Great topic, particularly because chickpeas are also a prime ingredient in one of my favorite foods, hummus! Thanks for the ideas.

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Bob Ewing 9 years ago from New Brunswick Author

hummus is also one of my favourites.

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