Move over edamame, fresh garbanzo beans are here! These bright green, fuzzy little pods are delicious in any application you can imagine. Check out just some of the ways to use these cute little pods:

  1.  Pop them raw out of their shells (they have one or two green beans per pod), spritz with fresh lemon juice and sprinkle lightly with salt. Eat for a snack!
  2. Boil them like you would edamame, in the pod, for a couple of minutes, remove from heat, drain, salt the pods lightly and eat as you would edamame in the pod, by sucking on the pod and squeezing the beans out with your teeth.
  3. Rinse them, shake dry, put in a saute pan with a little olive oil, put a lid on and cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring once in awhile so they don’t burn. They’ll char a little. Salt them and serve for a cocktail snack. Be sure to provide a little bowl for the pods.
  4. Shell them and use the beans in a stir-fry with other vegetables.
  5. Shell them and steam them like you would English peas.
  6. Mash/blend them into hummus (instead of using canned garbanzos).
  7. Mash (or not) and add them to guacamole for added fiber and protein. (They’re about the same color as avocado flesh.)
  8. Lightly coat the pods with olive oil, salt and pepper and place in a foil packet and onto a hot grill. Shake the packet a few times during the 10-minute cooking. When done, open the packet and eat them like you would edamame, by popping them out of their shell.
  9. Stir-fry them with Indian spices: salt, chili powder, turmeric, garam masala, etc.


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