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Cooking Dry Garbanzo Beans


Yesterday I spent a fun filled day with those two cuties. We worked in the garden a bit until we got rained out.

Since I started my journey of eliminating processed foods I have been buying beans in bulk. I  cook a large batch and freeze in portions for later use. That way all you have to do is thaw, heat and serve. It’s very simple. You are not only eliminating the  preservatives.  You are also cutting down on packaging. It’s amazing how much less recyclables we have since I buy more foods in bulk. All those boxes and cans we used to fill the recycle bin with. I’m going to show you how to cook garbanzo beans today. I like to use cooked garbanzo beans in salads.

First lay out 2 to 3 cups of garbanzo beans on a cookie sheet. Pick out the broken or discolored beans.

Rinse the beans and cover with a couple inches of water.

Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes.

Remove from heat. Cover and soak for 1 hour. Drain and rinse.

Place back into pot, cover with several inches of water and  bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer on low covered for 1 hour.
Remove from heat let cool in water for about a 1/2 hour.
Add salt now if desired.

Rinse with cool water and use within several days or freeze. I portion mine in amounts I know I’ll use at a  time.

It’s simple and saves me money 🙂

Shared at: Our Simple farm , Beyond the Peel , Bear Rabbit Bear , Momnivore’s Dilemma , Somewhat Simple , Money Saving Mom , Yesterday on Tuesday , What’s Cooking, Love ,Happy Hour Project , The Frugal Girls , Food Renegade , Comfy in the Kitchen  , Rattlebridge Farm , Real Food Whole Health

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4 thoughts on “Cooking Dry Garbanzo Beans”

  1. Deana says:

    Thanks for the tips I always buy the canned ones because I never can cook them right……now I know how…Thanks again!

  2. Charli says:

    I just bought a bag of dried garbanzo beans at the store, but I haven’t tried cooking them yet. Thanks to you, I know what to do now.

  3. Alyssa says:

    What a great idea to buy these in bulk and then to freeze a portion. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you there next week!

  4. Omima says:

    Nice post

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