Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Bright Idea

Garbonzo Beans... Chickpeas... whatever you want to call them.....I am swamped!!
Fresh Chickpeas/Garbonzo Beans. They are so yummy and very healthy. Full of Protein,zinc,good carbs, fiber etc. I bought a batch of them at the Farmers Market the other day. Instead of buying them already picked and in a small bag I had this bright idea to buy the batch that was wrapped with twine for $6.00.
I filled 5 bowls so far and still have a lot left

I boiled some the other day and mmm they are yummy. Only problem is that the pods fill up with water and guess what happens when you pop one open!!! Yup, those little things are better than a squirt gun!

I  baked a batch in the oven, nice and crunchy like eating popcorn or corn nuts! I put a few in some foil, drizzled olive oil, garlic salt and pepper wrapped the foil over all and shook them a little bit and grilled them those were REALLY good!

Last night I got another bright idea "why not open them before I cook them" OMG My thumbs are so sore from popping the pods open!
Besides having a sore thumb  another problem with this bright idea they are good raw, taste like fresh raw peas. So it was open one... eat one... open one... eat one..........

So much for my bright ideas!! Next time I may just buy that bag of fresh already picked Garbonzos!!!


Miss Val's Creations said...

I've never had fresh garbanzos before. They must taste amazing! I love sauteeing them with a little olive oil, diced tomatoes and onions! Mmmm!

Craftnique said...

I will have to try sauteeing them,sounds delicious!