They’re loved around the globe, with a permanent spot in practically everyone’s pantry. Yet chickpeas somehow still get relegated to side-dish territory, unceremoniously puréed into yet another bowl of hummus. But we’ve bean there and done that (couldn’t resist). It’s now time for garbanzos to take center stage.
Chock full of protein, fiber, folic acid, and manganese, these beans are nutritional overachievers. And healthiness aside, you’ll be amazed at the culinary brilliance of the low-glycemic, gluten-free gems. We’ve come up with 32 utterly original dishes to dig you out of your hummus hole and open your eyes to the greatness of the garbanzo.