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WA Grown Food Kit For Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Chickpeas are grown in great quantities in Walla Walla and Columbia counties.  Chickpeas are frequently used as a rotation crop with dryland wheat, because they are a "nitrogen fixer," which means they put nitrogen into the soil.

While most people are familiar with dry chickpeas, many don't know that they can also be eaten fresh (green)!

Lots of Washington's chickpeas go into hummus, some are canned, and some are sold dry.

Learn about using chickpeas in schools and other institutions at the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council.

School Recipes

  • Pork Street Taco with Green Chickpea Guacamole, Beans & Veggie Salsa, and Cilantro Chipotle Lime Cream Sauce
  • Colorful Chickpea Salad
  • Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Child Care Recipes

For Child Care Recipes click here.

Nutrition Facts

Chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) can also be harvested fresh, before they dry, and served steamed or roasted.  They are bright green when harvested fresh.