Basic Chickpeas (aka Garbanzo Beans)
Recipe type: beans
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Serves: 5
Keep your vegetarian kitchen stocked with home-made chickpeas with this easy recipe.
  • 1 pound, or a generous two cups, of dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 3 large peeled cloves of garlic
  • 3 large or 4 or 5 small bay leaves
  • salt to taste
  1. Measure chickpeas into a large pot.
  2. Sort through the chickpeas to find any rocks or clods of dirt.
  3. Cover the chickpeas with water to three times the level of the beans in the pot.
  4. Leave to soak overnight or for eight hours.
  5. Drain, refill pot with water to several inches above the level of the soaked chickpeas.
  6. Add garlic and bay leaves to the pot.
  7. Cook until soft, 35 minutes to an hour.
  8. Add salt to taste.
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