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I am eating a hijiki chicpea salad sandwich from VwaV and it is absolutley delicious and everyone here at work it making fun of me for eating such "weird ****" but yum it is so good, you should all try it if you have that cookbook and if you do not have that cookbook you must buy it, I use it all the time!
 

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What do chickpeas taste like, (if you can compare them to anything)?
To me, they have a bit of a creamy texture, although they are not a soft legume. If you actually mash them up (which takes some time), they have a bit of a crunchy/creamy texture.

As far as taste goes, they would be a cross between a white northern bean & maybe an undercooked pinto bean? Clear as mud, 'eh?


I personally like them cold in salads and such as opposed to warm in stews or soups. But I LOVE them in hummus!!!


HTH,

Michelle
 

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Aimra- just go and buy a can and try them. You should be able to get a can for under a dollar. They're also called "garbanzo beans." My favorite way to eat them is as a chick pea curry.
 

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They are creamy and a bit nutty, they are so good. I eat them so much in so many different ways, you must try them.
 

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I was just going to describe them as a bit nutty. I love them and have that cookbook and am going to have to check out that recipe.
 

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Okay. I'm going to the grocery tonight after work. I'm definitely looking for chickpeas. My husband is going to think I'm nuts.
 

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Why?
Most omnivores I know eat chick peas. They aren't a "weird" food, they're at every grocery store in the main aisles with the other beans and canned food.
 

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Aimra:

I'm betting he's already had them in some form and not known it.

You may know them as garbanzos or Ceci beans.

They're in most 3-bean salads. In almost every salad bar I've ever seen. In baked beans or chili or 12-bean-soup. In common vegetable, but not necessarily vegetarian, soups (often Ministrone).

In pasta and/or macaroni salads.

And for those of us who adventure into ethnic cusine, they're used in many Indian and Medeterranean foods.

You'll find millions of vegetarian recipes using them, once you buy that first can and say to yourself "Well, now what?"
 

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You'll find millions of vegetarian recipes using them, once you buy that first can and say to yourself "Well, now what?"
Absolutely. A day without Bongos is like a day without sunshine!
 

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another note - In my experience, garbanzos freeze better, whole, than any other bean/pulse. This makes them great for soups and stews that you can make in large batches and freeze for later.
 
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