Cooking Dried Chickpeas: A Quick Tip

May 13, 2014 | Posted by Sally Jackson

Dried chickpeas are an awesome alternative to the canned variety for lots of reasons, including how much more bang you get for your buck. Their one drawback: they can take forever to cook! A really simple tip to drastically reduce their cooking time is to soak the dried chickpeas (or any dried bean, for that matter) overnight. Take a look!

A sixteen ounce bag of dried chickpeas will go from this:

to this:

...in 8 hours!

For a more in-depth explanation on why and how to use the dried variety, check out the video here.

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