Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fresh Garbanzo Bean Hummus


I like to believe that I am a person that readily accepts change, but really I am not. Last week I finally got up the nerve to have some changes made on this site and I am so glad I did. I stayed with blogger but had a new makeover. Thank you Linda for everything you did, it is much better than I ever imagined. However I do love to try new foods.


Have you ever seen a fresh garbanzo? Once you pop open up the pods you will notice that they are slight green in color. The flavor is similar to a fresh pea. There was not a lot of information available about how to prepare them.


So I decided to peel them and throw them in a pot of boiling water for one to two minutes. I then drained and rinsed them to stop the cooking. Some were used in a salad and the rest I made into a hummus.

Ingredients:

1 generous basket of chickpeas (after shelled 1 ½ cups)
Juice of ½ lemon
1 small garlic (chopped)
2 tablespoons tahini
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/8 cup water
½ teaspoon cumin
Handful of cilantro
Salt to taste

To prepare:

Begin by peeling beans first. (If you don’t they will squirt hot water at you when trying to remove the pods);)

Heat a large pan of water to a boil, add beans and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour through strainer. Rinse beans until cool.

Place the garbanzos in a food processor with 1/4 cup water, the lemon juice, garlic, cumin, cilantro, tahini and olive oil. Blend until smooth. ( I kept mine a little chunky because I love that kind of texture). Taste and season with salt.

Serve with veggies, crackers or pita chips.
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Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

60 comments:

  1. I love the new look! And this recipe will have me looking for fresh garbanzo beans for sure 😀

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    1. Thanks Tandy, we enjoyed our veggies with this dip.

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  2. Wow, Cheri. I love the new look of your site. Clean and simple. Well done. I wish you every success with it! D

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  3. Cheri, thank for sharing the recipe. I have never made hummus. It must taste so much better made from scratch. It was my pleasure to give your blog a makeover. It looks fabulous, but if course I am partial. I would love if you share this at our link party, Dishing It & Digging It. The party is every Sunday. It is live now. Robyn joins every week. It's a good way to get more exposure.

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    1. Thanks Linda, just linked up appreciate the invite.

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  4. This is such a great colour. A really lovely recipe for using beans which is perfect for the summer.

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    1. Thanks Caroline, it's fun finding ways to prepare veggies that are new to me.

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  5. This hummus look fantastic and sounds DELICIOUS, Cheri. LOVE the new look of your blog! :)

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    1. Thanks Anu! appreciate your feedback, Have a great week!

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  6. Your new design looks beautiful! So clean and fresh!
    I've never seen fresh garbanzo beans, how fun!

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    1. This was the first time I saw fresh garbanzos myself. had a fun time trying to figure out what to do with them. Thjanks Chris!

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  7. Hi Cheri! I really love the new look of your blog! That was such a fun surprise when I clicked over. It is scary to make changes, isn't it? But it really is awesome. I had never seen raw garbanzo beans before! Did you get them at a farmer's market? Your hummus sounds so yummy, almost like a cross between guacamole and hummus. Definitely saving this one!

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    1. yes I picked them up at the farmers market, have never seen them there before. Love the flavor but they are lots of work. Thanks for the feedback Shari!! change is scary.

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  8. I've never tried fresh garbanzo beans - but am intrigued! Thanks for the recipe :)

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    1. Thanks Tricia, they taste alot like a fresh pea, so glad you are feeling better.

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  9. I never had tried using fresh garbanzo bean, I haven't even seen one before. Very interesting and intriguing at the same time

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    1. Thanks Raymund, they taste alot like fresh peas. This was the first time I saw fresh ones before at the farmers market.

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  10. Fresh Garbanzo? Sounds interesting and delicious. Loved it!

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  11. Cheri, I love the updates to your site! I am hoping for a "make-over" in the near future. I drag my feet with changes sometimes...Your hummus looks so fresh.

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    1. I hear you Mindy I do too, I have always thought of myself as someone who loves change and adapts easily, but that is really not so.

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  12. Look at you! Very impressive, both the new site and recipe! Simple yet aesthetically pleasing to the eye. You go Girl!

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    1. Thanks Sandra, appreciate the feedback and encouragement, you are the best.

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  13. Love the new look definitely and i'm ashamed that I've never tried fresh garbanzo beans before. That platter looks amazing

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    1. Thanks Marvellina, don't be too hard on yourself, this was the first time I ever tried them myself.

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  14. Cheri love garbanzos and this look absolutely yumm :) :)

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  15. LOVE your new header and site update! So nice, Cheri!!! And I will have to watch for fresh garbanzos---I'd love to try this hummus.

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  16. I'm just loving your new page, Cheri, and every time I come to visit I see something new and beautiful. Isn't Linda fabulous?!
    I've never had fresh garbanzo beans but I definitely would love to try them. Love your pic and recipe. You're on fire, Girl!

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    1. Ha! Ha! Robyn, you are so positive it is contagious!!! Thanks!

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  17. What a beautiful plate! Healthy eating at its best.
    Amalia
    xo

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  18. I haven't had fresh garbanzo beans in ages, Trader Joe's used to sell bags of them frozen and I'd buy them there all the time. This hummus looks fabulous!

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    1. Thanks for the info Sara, I will check out Traders Joe's.

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  19. New blog design looks GREAT! Hummus is my favourite dip and using fresh garbanzo in this classic dip makes it even more tempting.

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    1. Thanks Angie, hummus is my favorite too, I was surprised at how green this was.

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  20. Wow!! Healthy and yummy. This hummus looks very interesting. I will give it a try soon. :)

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  21. Love your new look, Cheri - I meant to say so in my last comment! I am in the process of some changes myself for the fall... You are making me feel braver about it!

    I bought fresh chickpeas once in NYC, and they were wonderful sautéed. I would love to get my hands on some again to make your hummus!

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    1. I was contemplating whether to saute them or not, I bet they taste delicious that way. Thanks David!

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  22. Hi Cheri! Linda did a great job on your site. It looks so fresh! Just like that hummus. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up at Dishing It & Digging It :)

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  23. Me in the same room as hummus... A Mouth Massacre would ensue! LOL!

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  24. Oh Cheri! I just love, love, love your new look!! It is so clean and fresh - great makeover. : ) I am so glad to learn about garbanzo beans here today. I'm always learning something new when I visit here! Keep up the great work!

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    1. Thanks Monica, I finally got up the nerve to make the change, so glad I did. Fresh garbanzos were new to me too!

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  25. Beautiful photos of garbanzo beans...and oh, so good for you...Again, congratulations on your summer make-over =)

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    1. Appreciate your feedback Kim, so glad I made the move.

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  26. love the new design--very sleek and fun! this is a delicious creation. i'm 100% sure i've never eaten a fresh chickpea, but i'd love to try them, especially like this!

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    1. They have a slight pea flavor, thanks Grace!

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  27. This looks extremely yummy, I'd love to spread it on crackers. It looks so fresh too! Thanks for the hummus ideas racing through my mind now!

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    1. Hummus is so versatile right? thanks for stopping by Pamela.

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  28. my sis would love this, i'm sure.

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  29. Hi Cheri! I love the new look on your site! I was so excited to have some updating done on mine last year! Looks very clean and fresh :) I love hummus, but I've never seen fresh garbanzos. This hummus looks super good!

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    1. The fresh garbanzos were new to me as well, loved the taste. Thanks Marcelle!

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  30. That surprised me! Fresh garbanzos? Can't be chickpeas, as we call them over here. I've never seen them before. And I bet their flavour is wonderful. Are they edible as they are, just after boiling? Or are they better as a dip...
    Blog looks great, btw.

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    1. Thanks Johnny, so nice of you to stop by, I think they are edible as they are but too me they taste better if they are sauteed or cooked a little in some way. Take care!

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