Chickpeas are high in protein, iron and fiber, low in fat, and can help lower cholesterol. They're also kind of cool looking and have a nice texture, but maybe the most amazing thing about chickpeas is that this giant 6 lb., 14 oz. can only cost $2.69!!!
Are they kidding? That's like the price of a Big Mac (I think)!
Hummus and falafel aside, there are so many things you can do with them...marinate and eat them in wraps or as a salad, substitute them for pollo, use them in place of meat in tacos, make "chicken" salad out of them. I'm never tired of them!
They should make chickpeas the secret ingredient on Iron Chef :)
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