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Smart staples: Chickpeas

Smart staples: Chickpeas

Chickpeas are a wonderfully versatile, nutrition-packed staple that are an easy and affordable addition to any meal.

Whip them into hummus, toss into stews and salads, or roast with spices for a fibre-rich snack. Eaten hot or cold, chickpeas are a good source of soluble fibre, which helps lower cholesterol. Full of protein, they are also an excellent source of folate.

For convenience, buy them canned and unsalted in spring water; if buying dried, you’ll need to soak them overnight, then drain and cook them before using.

  • Bake with chunky white fish fillets, lemon juice and fresh coriander.
  • Toss in a warm salad of roasted beetroot and pumpkin, chopped fresh parsley and balsamic vinegar.
  • Slow cook in a tagine, with lean lamb, tinned tomatoes, dried apricots and ras el hanout,  a Moroccan spice mix.
  • Simmer with chilli paste, garlic and wilted spinach for a spicy side dish.

 

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First published: Jan 2016

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