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whats a good alternative to Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) (see question)? Answered

Hi everyone

i recently tried roasting chickpeas as a snack and they worked out pretty nice with a good texture but I'm not to keen on the taste, so i was wondering what are some good alternatives to chickpeas as a toasted snack. preferably something around chickpea size that can be flavored with things like onion powder, and will have a nice crunchy texture  :)

thank you!
AAG

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

7 years ago

Roasted edamame is a nice alternative to chickpeas for a snack. You can roast them the same way as chickpeas and season them however you like. The outside will puff and get nice and crunchy. (You can buy them shelled and frozen, just thaw under running water to minimize the roasting time).

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AussieAnglerGal
AussieAnglerGal

Answer 7 years ago

thanks canucksgirl!!! i've never heard of edamame so it sounds like i should google it ;) thanks again

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Answer 7 years ago

You're welcome. Its a Japanese name for a type of soybean. They're fairly common now (the cheapest is frozen in a bag). They're super healthy and taste good too.

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Burf
Burf

7 years ago

According to my wife, great northern beans or butter beans (lima beans) are the best alternatives to chickpeas. (She hates chickpeas too, though I like them.)

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Answer 7 years ago

+1 for butter beans

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AussieAnglerGal
AussieAnglerGal

Answer 7 years ago

ok great thank you Burf :)