If you have been around Clean Eating Veggie Girl for a while now, you are well aware that I have a thing for chickpeas. I have featured them in countless recipes, and they often appear in the dishes I share for my Friday Foodie Favorites posts. Though it took me years of my life to ever begin cooking with them, you will now always find at least a can or two in my pantry.
Some chickpea recipes do not require you to remove the peels. However, I have found that there are many occasions where I personally view de-peeling chickpeas as a necessity. The perfect example of this is when I make chickpea salads. Trust me, you do not want all of those peels hanging out in your chickpea salad!
I don’t remember where I first heard about this trick (and I would love to give credit to whoever discovered it), but it has become one of my favorite kitchen hacks. And since I write about chickpeas an awful lot, I figured it was only right that I pass along the trick to you! Following is a step-by-step pictorial on How to Easily Remove the Peels from Canned Chickpeas. Be sure to watch the accompanying video at the end, too!
In case the photos above aren’t enough, I did a Clean Eating Veggie Girl first. I… (get ready for it)
… made you a video! I have pretty much been terrified of making a vlog for the past couple of years. It turns out they aren’t so bad! 😉 It was a no make-up Saturday when I filmed this, so I stayed out of the video (except for my hands and voice). I think that the step-by-step pictures are helpful, but if you want to see them in action you need to check out the video below. Also, please excuse the not-so-great quality of the video. Remember, this is the first one I have ever made!
What is your favorite way to cook with chickpeas? Share the links in the comments!