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Introducing Fresh Garbanzo Beans: The New Edamame

Recipe: Spicy Fresh Garbanzos

Spicy Fresh Garbanzo Beans [1]Summary: Seasoned with warm spices, these vibrant green fresh garbanzo beans are a world apart from the canned variety, and will be your new favorite healthy snack. Vegan cocktail snacks anyone?


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 ounces fresh garbanzo beans in the shell (about 2.2-2.5 ounces shelled beans)
  • Sprinkle of chili powder
  • Sprinkle of ground cumin
  • Sprinkle of salt


  1. Heat oil in a small frying pan. Add shelled beans and stir-fry for 3-5ish minutes, adding seasonings at the end of the time. Stir to mix everything well and coat the beans with the seasonings, and serve in a little bowl.
  2. Serves 2-4, depending on appetites.

Quick notes

Salad: You can use these Spicy Fresh Garbanzos instead of croutons to jazz up a salad!

Storage: Store them in the package in the refrigerator vegetable crisper for a week or so. Much longer than that and they might grow cashmere.

Fresh Garbanzo Beans from Melissa's [2]A sample of the fresh garbanzos was sent by Melissa’s Produce [3].


Instead of chili powder, cumin and salt, sprinkle with truffle salt once you remove them from the heat.

Shelling time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Diet type: Vegan, Vegetarian Number of servings (yield): 2-4 Culinary tradition: Mexican