Chickpeas are a wonderfully healthy food. They’re packed full of essential vitamins and minerals, as well as much needed fiber for the gut. Fortunately, chickpeas can also be delicious if they’re cooked right.
Here are 2 delicious ideas you can try next time you want to prepare some chickpeas.
You can make a deliciously creamy chickpea curry in under an hour. Simply fry your chickpeas with onions, garlic and salt and pepper. This will season your chickpeas and make them all lovely and flavorful. Next, keep them simmering with coconut milk, masala paste and spinach leaves. Serve with roasted broccoli drizzled in olive oil for the ultimate finish.
If you don’t want something quite as dense, rich and creamy as the curry—why not try a refreshing chickpea salad? Perfect for light lunches, side dishes or a light meal in the evening, the chickpea salad contains the nutrients of the curry but without the heavy flavors. Combine your chickpeas with red onion, avocado, cucumber, tomatoes, spinach, rocket and coriander. Drizzle in olive oil and add a touch of salt to maximize flavor. Not only is this packed full of vitamins and minerals, but it’s also refreshingly alkaline, which can help keep your gut healthy.