Thursday, April 26, 2012

Green Garbanzos



I know, you wanted to see some more macarons...but you'll have to wait for those!  I just had to get this post up while fresh chickpeas are still in season!  For those of you in the area, I spotted them at Russo's this past weekend, but they've also been seen at Indian stores.


At first I had no idea what to do with them, but I opened one up to reveal green chickpeas!  When I came across a recipe for a Fresh Garbanzo Salad with Mango, I knew the fate of my little green brains :)  Check out the recipe at cate's world kitchen!


I brought this side dish to a friend's house for lunch, and everyone really enjoyed it.  The salad was delicious, and a hit with my friends, but next time I pick these up, I might just wind up eating them like edamame!

Have you ever tried fresh chickpeas??  If so, how did you prepare them?

18 comments:

Erica said...

Ive never had fresh chickpeas! Looking for them at the market-how fun

Ranjani said...

I've only had them once - we ate them edamame-style, steamed in the pods with salt. Good to know they are available now!

Elizabeth said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to try green garbanzos. They're so pretty!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

I have never even seen fresh garbanzo beans! This is awesome - your blog is rocking this week!

Megan said...

I just had them last week, and I loved them! Which is shocking because I don't like regular chick peas. I found them waxier, more like edamame in texture. So good! Had them at Beacon Hill Bistro with a risotto.

Joanne said...

I think I'm going to have to go to the farmer's market on saturday! Thats my only hope of finding these!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I've never had fresh chickpeas. They look adorable!

Daisy said...

these look incredibly fresh, I want a huge bowl of them!

Laura said...

It had never occurred to me that chickpeas were once fresh and green. Does this mean that all beans are "green beans" at some point?

Bridget said...

Oh Russos...I love that place. I will still drive out of my way to go there. I've never seen these though!! They look awesome, I think I would love that salad!

Elina (Healthy and Sane) said...

oh man, so cute!! I have yet to go to Russo's! These babies may just necessitate a trip there. :)

Colleen @ Culinary Colleen said...

I bought some of these at Formaggio's last year and had no idea what to do with them! I think I ended up putting them in a salad. This reminds me I should try them again this spring!

Cara said...

Why yes, I have! I recently tried them for the first time as part of a halibut dish in Chicago - and you better believe that the fresh garbanzos, something that's been eluding me for a while, were a big part of the reason I picked that meal!

Tiny Urban Kitchen said...

These are super cute! They remind me of fresh fava beans sort of. I'm a huge fan of even normal canned chick peas, so I could imagine loving these!

Sacha said...

I love Russo's. Great find!

Kerstin said...

I've never made anything with green chickpeas before - what a fun ingredient! :)

Katerina said...

I have never tried fresh chickpeas, neithe have I tried green ones! It is a very healthy and refreshing way of serving them!

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

I have never seen or tasted fresh chickpeas. I'm going to be keeping my eyes open now though, this salad looks great!

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