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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Garbanzo Beans

Garbanzo beans are not something I grew up eating, it was pinto, navy or great northern, as far as dried beans went. Of course they have to be cooked with a ham hock or some sort of pork fat. I first discovered these wonderful little nutty tasting things when everyone started making them part of there salad bars. Yes, I remember when salad bars were invented!

I can make a meal of these or use as a wonderful side dish.

Garbanzo Beans
4-6 servings
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1 pound dried garbanzo beans, soaked overnight
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cups whole-pack tomatoes, chopped, or use your canned
1 can pimientos, cut into strips, or use your Marinated Roasted Red Peppers
Salt and Pepper

Drain beans and cover with fresh water. Add garlic, onion and oil. Cover and cook gently 1 hour. Add tomatoes and simmer until beans are tender and tomatoes have cooked down. During last 15 minutes of cooking, add pimientos and season to taste with salt and pepper.


  1. this sounds lovely,, I love them and I always try new ways with them,, thanks for sharing

  2. This does sound good. I grew up with the same type of beans, but came to love garbanzos on salad bars myself!

  3. I love garbanzos (chick peas to us Brits). Thanks for the recipe and I've out a review of Angie's e-book up on Amazon and put another in my blog Thanks again for the giveaway!


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