Sprouted chickpeas (also known as sprouted garbanzo beans) are a great choice for plant-based protein. They are high in fibre, an excellent source of protein and a good source of iron. Their tender, buttery texture and distinct earthy flavour is perfect for a wide variety of dishes.
It is widely recommended that you soak dried chickpeas overnight to reduce their cook time and ease digestive discomfort. Sprouted chickpeas have already been through a slow soaking, sprouting and drying process, so you can skip the pre-soaking step. This makes preparation much quicker and more convenient, no thinking ahead needed! Sprouting actually goes a step further than soaking to aid in digestion, reduce phytic acid, enhance their taste and texture, and cut their cook time in half. Cooking sprouted chickpeas is very easy, simply boil in water.
They are wonderful whole, pureed or roasted. Use for delicious creamy hummus, hearty salads, soups, curries and more. Roast with spices and enjoy as a crunchy snack or salad topper. You can even blend them with your morning smoothie to add a thick, creamy texture and a boost of nutrition. Simply swap 1:1 with unsprouted or canned chickpeas.
HOW TO USE
Our favourite way to enjoy sprouted chickpeas
Other delicious ways to enjoy sprouted chickpeas
- Roasted as a topper for salads
Cook Time: 70-80 minutes
1. Sort and Rinse
2. In a large pot, mix 1 part Organic Sprouted Chickpeas with 6 parts water
3. Bring to vigorous boil for 10 minutes
4. Turn to LOW, cover and simmer for 60-70 minutes or until desired texture is reached
5. Strain any excess water and rinse with warm water.
Please Note: Sprouted Chickpeas have gone through a soaking, sprouting and drying process so some hulls will come off through the cooking process. This is normal.
After sprouting, we carefully dry the beans back down to their shelf stable moisture levels. This means you can store them as you would store unsprouted beans – in a cool, dry place.
Once you cook your sprouted pulses, they should be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge.
Shelf life: 2 years