Dried chickpeas made easy!
Updated: Aug 8, 2018
Read on to find out why on earth you should go to all the (non) bother of using dried instead of canned chickpeas...
It's so super easy to cook dried chickpeas so don't let that put you off!
1. Rinse 2 cups of chickpeas
2. Pop in the slow cooker with 6 cups of
3. Put on low for around 8-9 hours.
4. Drain and they are ready to use!
1 cup of dried chickpeas makes around 3 cups when cooked.
What's so good about chickpeas anyway?
Chickpeas are a fabulous source of fibre, protein, antioxidants and lots of other vitamins and minerals. They can help to support weight loss, protect against type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. As well as being fantastic health wise, they are also the main ingredients for some of our favourite foods such as falafels and houmous.
Still not sure why to use dried instead of canned though?
Firstly taste them! You'll notice the difference. They also lose a lot of their nutrients when canned and, unfortunately, it seems eating from most cans leaves us exposed to the chemical BPA which most cans are lined with. BPA is hormone disrupting chemical and, when you start looking into it...well it's not good news. What is good news, is that dried chickpeas don't have those issues and are honestly one of the cheapest and healthiest foods you can buy.
So you've cooked your 2 cups of chickpeas over night and now have 6 cups of cooked chickpeas...that's a lotta chickpeas for anyone so why not portion them up and freeze them so that they are ready to use for that next quick meal.
Recipes to come soon!