How to Cook Dried Chickpeas

How to Cook Dried Chickpeas

If you've ever wondered what to do with dried chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) you've come to the right place! Our friend Alexis from Gourmet Maisons (@gourmet_maisons) has shared a delicious recipe with us all. Learn how to cook dried chickpeas and turn them into delicious lemony, herby & broth-y beans! Check out this fun reel that takes you step by step through the recipe. Thanks Alexis! 


  • 1 cup dried garbanzo beans
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 lemons
  • herbs of your choice! rosemary and thyme used in this version
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • to finish: sliced avocado, greek yogurt, aleppo pepper flakes & flaky sea salt


  1. Soak dried garbanzos at least 4 hours. Overnight is great! The longer they soak, the less cook time they will need.
  2. In a cast iron pan on medium high heat, add enough olive oil to coat the pan. Add halved lemons and char until golden brown and even a little burnt!
  3. Drain soaked beans and transfer to a saucepan or dutch oven. Cover with 4 cups of water. Add a large pinch of salt and lots of ground black pepper. Add a generous pour of olive oil, and stir in herbs and charred lemons.
  4. Simmer on medium-low heat for about 2 hours, or until chickpeas are soft and tender.
  5. Serve brothy beans with sliced avocado, a dollop of greek yogurt and sprinkles of aleppo pepper and flaky sea salt!

These are delicious on their own, but could also be used to make a super flavorful hummus! By adding aromatics like the herbs and lemon plus lots of seasoning and fat, you will be able to infuse a ton of flavor into this bean!

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