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How to make Garbanzo Beans or Chickpea Puree

Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) Puree

Chickpea puree can be used in many different ways. It can be used to make dips, spreads, soups, sauces, and even desserts. It is also a good option for people with dietary restrictions, as it is gluten-free and vegan.

Garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, are a nutritious and versatile ingredient that can be used in many different dishes. They are a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Chickpea puree is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy the benefits of chickpeas.

To make chickpea puree, simply cook dried chickpeas until they are soft and then puree them in a food processor or blender. You can add water or broth to achieve the desired consistency. For a smoother puree, you can peel the chickpeas before blending.

Chickpea puree can be used in many different ways. Here are a few ideas :

  • Hummus: Hummus is a popular Middle Eastern dip made from chickpea puree, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and salt.
  • Falafel: Falafel are deep-fried balls made from chickpea puree, herbs, and spices.
  • Socca: Socca is a thin pancake made from chickpea flour and water.
  • Chickpea soup: Chickpea soup is a hearty and nutritious soup that is made with chickpeas, vegetables, and broth.
  • Chickpea salad: Chickpea salad can be made with chickpea puree, vegetables, and a dressing of your choice.
  • Chickpea chocolate mousse: Chickpea chocolate mousse is a delicious and healthy dessert that is made with chickpea puree, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.

Chickpea puree is a great way to add protein and fiber to your diet. It is also a good option for people with dietary restrictions, as it is gluten-free and vegan.

Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) Puree
Garbanzo Beans (Chickpea) Puree

Why use and cook Dried Chickpeas instead for the Chickpea Puree?

While it is convenient to use canned chickpeas, there are a few advantages to cooking dried chickpeas. First, dried beans are more affordable. Second, they have a longer shelf life. Third, they have a better flavor and texture once cooked.

To cook dried chickpeas, simply soak them overnight in water. Then, drain the beans and add them to a pot with fresh water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1-2 hours, or until the chickpeas are soft.

Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) (1)
Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)

Ingredients

Garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, are a type of legume. They are a good source of protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals. Chickpeas can be eaten whole, ground into flour, or pureed into a smooth paste.

Water: Water is the main ingredient in cooking garbanzo beans. It helps to soften the beans and prevent them from sticking to the pot.

Garlic Cloves: Garlic is a popular flavoring ingredient in many dishes. It has a strong, pungent flavor that can add depth to soups, stews, and sauces.

Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, or Coconut Oil: Olive oil, grapeseed oil, and coconut oil are all healthy cooking oils. They can be used to sauté vegetables or simply drizzle over cooked beans.

Fresh Parsley: Parsley is a fresh herb with a bright, peppery flavor. It can be used to garnish dishes or add to soups, stews, and sauces.

Thyme: Thyme is a fresh herb with a warm, earthy flavor. It is often used in Mediterranean cuisine.

Bay Leaves: Bay leaves are a type of dried leaf that is used to flavor soups, stews, and sauces. They have a strong, aromatic flavor that complements many different dishes.

Onion: Onions are a popular vegetable in many dishes. They have a mild, sweet flavor that can add depth to soups, stews, and sauces.

Carrot: Carrots are a root vegetable with a sweet, earthy flavor. They are often used in soups, stews, and salads.

Whole Cloves: Whole cloves are a type of spice that is often used in Indian cuisine. They have a strong, pungent flavor that can add warmth to dishes.

Salt and Pepper: Salt and pepper are basic seasonings that can be used to enhance the flavor of many dishes.

Noubess Hot and Spicy Sauce: Noubess Hot and Spicy Sauce is a Caribbean hot sauce made with scotch bonnet peppers. It has a fiery flavor that can be used to add heat to dishes.

Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) Puree
Garbanzo Beans (Chickpea) Puree

Cooking Chickpeas from Dried Beans

To cook chickpeas from dried beans, you will need to:

  1. Sort and rinse the beans in tepid water. This will remove any debris or dirt.
  2. Soak the beans overnight in water. This will help to soften the beans and reduce cooking time.
  3. Drain the beans and add them to a pot with fresh water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1-2 hours or until the chickpeas are soft.

You can add herbs and spices to the beans while cooking, but it is unnecessary. If you do add herbs and spices, avoid adding salt until the beans are almost cooked, as salt can toughen the beans.

Chickpea Puree Recipe

Once your chickpeas are cooked, you can make a puree by following these steps:

  1. Drain the chickpeas and add them to a food processor or blender.
  2. Add a small amount of water or broth to help the chickpeas blend.
  3. Blend until the chickpeas are smooth.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, and any other herbs or spices to taste.

Chickpea puree can be served on its own, as a dip, or as a spread. It can also be used to make other dishes, such as hummus, falafel, and soups.

Notes and Tips

  • For a smoother puree, you can peel the chickpeas before blending. To do this, simply rub each chickpea between your fingers to remove the outer skin.
  • If you are using canned chickpeas, be sure to choose a variety with no added salt.
  • Chickpea puree can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How to Serve Chickpea Puree

Chickpea puree can be served in a variety of ways. Here are a few ideas:

  • As a dip with pita bread, vegetables, or crackers.
  • As a spread on sandwiches or wraps.
  • As a topping for salads or bowls.
  • As an ingredient in soups and stews.
  • On its own as a light meal or snack.

Chickpea puree is a healthy and delicious ingredient that can be used in many different ways. So, next time you are looking for a versatile and nutritious meal or snack, try chickpea puree!

Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) Puree

How to make Garbanzon Beans or Chickpeas Puree

Chickpea puree is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy the benefits of chickpeas.
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Course Side Dish, Side Dishes
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 6
Calories 156 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of dried Garbanzo beans or chickpeas
  • 4 cups water
  • 1- 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil grapeseed oil or coconut oil
  • 1 sprig fresh parsley
  • 1 sprigs thyme
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 medium carrot diced
  • 2 whole cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Noubess Hot and Spicy Sauce optional

Instructions
 

  • Clean and wash the beans under running water to remove any dirt if necessary. Soak the beans in 3 quarts of water overnight or for about 4 – 6 hours. Add beans and water in a Dutch oven or a stockpot and cook for the beans over medium heat on a stovetop for about 1hour to 2 hours
  • Puree half of the beans with the cooked whole garlic with 1 cup of water in a blender. Add the blended beans back to the pot and bring to a boil.
  • In a small skillet heat oil, and sauté carrot, parsley, thyme, bay leaf, onion and whole cloves of 1 minute or 2 – just enough time for the spices to start releasing their aroma. Remove from heat and promptly add mixture to boiling beans. Stir and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Reduce heat to low and continue cooking until the beans become creamy.
  • If the beans are not creamy to you liking, take one or two ladleful of the beans and puree in a blender or food processor again. Return to the Dutch oven or stockpot and stir to mix. Add Gemma’s Original Gourmet Hot Sauce. Season to taste. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve with rice.

Notes

Add mixed blend spices or store-bought spices for more flavor.
It is not necessary to soak the beans.
  • For a smoother puree, you can peel the chickpeas before blending. To do this, simply rub each chickpea between your fingers to remove the outer skin.
  • If you are using canned chickpeas, be sure to choose a variety with no added salt.
  • Chickpea puree can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 24mgPotassium: 360mgFiber: 6gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1744IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 2mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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5 Comments

  1. This sounds so good! I just ordered some chickpeas online, so now I know a good recipe to make with them – wow!

    1. Thanks, Rosie! Glad you are willing to try my recipes. Hope you like it! Let me know what you think. Don’t forget this is a basic recipe and you can add more salt and more spices if preferred. Happy cooking!

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