of Northwest grown Garbanzo Beans. Also known as Ceci, chickpeas, garbanzo.
Chickpeas (aka Garbanzo) are a regular staple in American cuisine. Most everyone has a favorite hummus recipe or three, and they’re an almost ubiquitous feature of the supermarket salad bar.
In fact, the humble chickpea (or garbanzo
, or ceci bean
, or Indian pea
… ad infinitum), is an international favorite. It turns up in cuisines from India, South America, Northern and Western Europe. Perhaps their popularity has something to do with their mildly sweet flavor or their unusual shape.
Read more about the benefits of the bean.
Chickpeas pair well with pastas, rice, and even heartier grains like hard wheat and farro. They make a distinctive dip of course, but they’re even better in a long cooking stew. They can also be ground for flour, deep fried, or even made into sweet pastes, candies and puddings. For me, chickpeas were the gateway food that opened up my palate to all things Middle Eastern.
Just thinking of chickpeas I start to crave their complimentary flavors: I want figs, nuts, parsley, sweet onions and lemons too, please. Here’s a recipe that satisfies my “sweet-savory-salty-tangy” tooth and keeps me far away from the doldrums of a green lettuce salad.
About Pacific Northwest Farmer's Co-op:
PNW's unique foods don't just sound different, they taste better, too. That's because they're grown by a unique family of farmers on the Palouse who are passionate about putting healthier foods on the world's table.
They are dedicated to preserving family farms and protecting the land through a way of life that some would call old-fashioned. Passed through many generations, their 100-year-old family farms in eastern Washington and northern Idaho are rooted in sustainable agriculture. They're growers have a history of nurturing the land through crop rotation, cover cropping and reduced tillage. As a result, the PNW farmers use up to 50% less fossil fuels, greatly reduce the use of toxic chemicals, sequester carbon, protect the soil, and conserve water.
It all ads up to rich, healthy soil, which allows PNW to grow incredibly healthy beans, lentils and split peas. PNW foods are also verified non-GMO by Non-GMO project. They are also kosher certified and pass the toughest food safety inspections in the industry. Not certified Kosher in Clipper Ship bag.