Easy recipes using chickpeas
We love chickpeas, nutritious, delicious and frugal we keep a stock of cans in the cupboard at all times, for when we don't get round to cooking them from scratch!
Experiment with different brands, they can be very different. Choose a harder chickpea for adding to casseroles and stews and a softer one for whizzing into dips.
If you cook from dried my top tip is to put the chickpeas in a bowl with a teaspoon of bicarb, cover with boiling water and leave to soak overnight. Rinse and boil and they will cook in a fraction of the time. The bicarb magically cuts down on cooking time.