Cooking Class: Slow Cooker Chickpeas

by Dorothy Reinhold on January 5, 2014

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Some things are just better when you make them yourself.

Take chickpeas, for example. There are few things handier than a can o’ cooked chickpeas to throw in a substantial salad, to whirl into homemade hummus or to make a Meatless Monday dinner.

But if you take the time to cook the dried chickpeas yourself, you’ll be awakened to a new level of flavor. They’re just so, so much better than canned.

You can certainly soak them overnight, and then boil them until they are cooked, or you could do them in the slow cooker. I choose the slow cooker because I can walk away for hours while it does the work.

Slow Cooker Chickpeas | www.ShockinglyDelicious.comI won’t say you’ll never go back to canned, because that is unrealistic, but I will say that given the choice, you will reach for the homemade.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chickpeas


  • 1 pound dried chickpeas
  • 6 cups water (or you could use low-salt chicken broth or chicken stock)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)


  1. Rinse, drain and pick over the chickpeas to remove any bits of dirt and debris. Place chickpeas and water in slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours, or until the chickpeas are tender when cut or mashed. Add salt to taste. Drain and use as desired.
  2. Refrigerate cooked chickpeas if not used right away. You may also freeze them for longer storage.

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How to deploy cooked chickpeas

Raw Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Salmon in Orange Dressing
Perfect Homemade Hummus
Hummus with Caramelized Onions and Portobello Mushrooms
Chickpea Curry
Lemony Garbanzo Kale Salad with Tuna
Kaleapalooza Salad
Vegetarian Chickpea, Carrot, Cilantro, Curry Patty
10-Minute Chickpea Salad with Feta and Basil
Sweet Tomato, Chickpea and Fresh Rosemary Soup

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 6 hours
Diet type: Vegan
Diet tags: High protein
Number of servings (yield): 8
Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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