Fresh Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)

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Fresh Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)

Fresh garbanzo beans (chickpeas) don’t come along very often.  This recipe is all about shelling them, boiling for a couple minutes and then tossing with olive oil and your favorite spices or herbs.  Shelling beans means “putting in the work” but it is also meditative.  You can not rush it.  Be with the bean!

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: International


  • 3 cups (~ 6 oz) fresh garbanzo beans
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch black pepper


  • Bring a medium sized pot water to a boil.  Add a little salt.
  • Shell the beans.   This is easy to do but may be time consuming.  You’ll get two beans in a pod if you’re lucky.
  • Throw the shelled beans in the boiling water and cook ~ 2-3 minutes or until desired doneness.  Strain and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Add more salt to taste.  Happy Eating!  Beckie

TIP:  You can also throw the whole pod (with shell) into boiling water and eat as a snack like edamame that is still in the pod.

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Keywords: Beans, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Side Dish

Rating: 5

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2 Replies


Ha! Love this. I wish my husband would shell these for me too. Thanks for the note Scott!

Scott Brause

Oh, I just did at batch of chickpeas exactly like this and my wife went wild. Like, grand slam level success. Thanks a lot!

Rating: 5


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