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    Default 10 Ways with a can of chickpeas

    This low cost pantry staple packs a serious protein punch and flavor
    boost for salads, spreads and more!

    1. Homemade Hummus: In a blender puree a can of drained chick peas, a
    cup of roasted red pepper strips, the juice of 1 lemon and a pinch of
    cinnamon, With the motor running pour in some olive oil until the spread
    is as smooth as you like. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Then
    scoop up the hummus with pita chips and baby carrots
    2. Can Can Salad: Drain a can of chick peas and sliced black olives and
    toss them together in a large salad bowl. Mix in chopped red bell
    pepper, sliced green onions and some chopped fresh parley leaves.
    Drizzle mixture with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt
    and pepper. A picnic perfect side dish.
    3. Baked Beans: Toss chick peas with cayenne pepper to taste depending
    on how hot you like them, salt, crushed dried oregano and enough olive
    oil to coat. Spread out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake in a 350 oven
    for about 20 mins or until the chickpeas begin to shrink and dry out.
    Let cool and start snacking
    4. Quick Fix Falafel: Roughly puree a drained can of chickpeas with a
    pinch of ground cumin, some finely chopped garlic and onion, a dash or 2
    of chili powder and a handful of fresh parsley. Shape mixture into small
    balls and pan fry in olive oil until crisp and golden. Stuff falafel
    into whole wheat pita halves and drizzle with plain yogurt or store
    bought tzatziki sauce.
    5. Superior Soup: The next time you make a batch of your favorite
    chicken or veggie soup (or even if you just warm up a can) mash some
    chickpeas and ass them to the pot. The beans help thicken the broth
    while adding tons of flavor and fiber.
    6. Fine Tuned Tuna: Whip up your go to tuna salad recipe but add some
    roughly chopped chickpeas for extra protein and a hint of nuttiness.
    Make it into a sandwich or serve with crackers.
    7. Greek Burrito: Brown ground beef in a skillet with a can of chickpeas
    spoon the meat and bean mixture down the center of large flour
    tortillas. Layer sliced of grilled eggplant and or zucchini on top.Then
    sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese. Roll up burrito style
    8. No cook Relish! In a small bowl combine a can of drained chickpeas
    with some finely chopped red onion. Toss with lemon juice, olive oil and
    crush red pepper flakes. Let marinate 30 mins, Mash the mixture roughly
    with a fork. Then toss with quartered cherry tomatoes. Serve over
    grilled fish or chicken.

    9. Mac and Chickpeas: In a large skillet saute chopped shallots and
    garlic in olive oil until lightly golden. Add handfuls of spinach and
    cook just until wilted. Tossing to coat leaves in oil. Stir in can of
    chickpeas and heat through. Toss mixture with cooked corkscrew pasta,
    drizzle with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese
    10. Better Burger! Doctor up ground turkey meat with some chopped
    chickpeas and a dash of lemon pepper seasoning. Form into patties and
    broil or grill until turkey is cooked through. Serve on crusty rolls
    with you favorite hamburger toppings.

    1 cup of chickpeas has 11g of fiber and 12 g of protein

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    Default Re: 10 Ways with a can of chickpeas

    One of my favorite chickpea recipes is "Chickpea of the Sea" from The Kitchen website. It uses coarsely chopped chickpeas instead of tuna with onion,celery, and mayo. Delicious!

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    Default Re: 10 Ways with a can of chickpeas

    Um, My favorite way is to make Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites !


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