Garbanzos aren’t a true “new world” bean, but obviously they’re classic for hummus and as a key ingredient in a green salad. They’re also great in soups, too. For salads, try skipping the lettuce and go for the crunch. Celery, carrots, onions, Garbanzos (chickpeas) and your favorite dressing make for a great salad. With a slightly nutty-flavored, this classic bean is essential for Middle Eastern, Mexican and European cooking.
Suggestions: Salads, hummus, soups, dips, snacks
Latin name: Cicer arietinum
Country of production: USA