Chickpeas, better than Meat?

Chickpeas is very rich in protein. Has a light brown color and it is like soya.

There are many ways for its preparation:

  • can be used boiled,
  • Ground as flour for making bread
  • to eat fried.
Chickpeas

Chickpeas

This herb dates back 13 centuries and witness its wide application in the region of present-day Turkey.

It has spread also in the Balkans, where most are grown in Macedonia and Dalmatia.

Regarding the biochemical composition the chickpeas contains 23% protein, 58% carbohydrates and about 5% vegetable oils. It is rich in calcium, magnesium and copper. When it comes to iron, chickpeas beats the meat even when is cooked.

* 100 grams chickpeas contains 361 calories!

How to prepare a chickpeas cream?

Make it quick and easy this delicious and super healthy prayer!

Ingredients: 

  • 250 g raw chickpeas
  • 2-3 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste, home-prepared or purchased)
  • 1 lemon
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt as preferred

Procedure:

  • Soak the chickpeas in water and let it stay longer than 4 hours overnight.
  • Strain it, then place it in a bowl and pour water on it to cover. Cook until the grains are completely softened (about 45 minutes).
  • Place the strained and cooked chickpeas in a blender, add the juice of one lemon, garlic, tahini, olive oil and salt. Mash it good!
  • In the basic version we suggest you add spices to your taste, cumin, “Alevis” pepper, chilli, parsley, etc.

Put thus prepared cream it in a jar and store it in the refrigerator.

 

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