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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:

Ingredients:

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.

Preparation;

Place cabbage into salad bowl

Add chick peas

Mix

Add tuna

Mix again

add all other ingredients

Mix

Season to suit your mood.

Chick Pea Stew

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

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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