Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are low in saturated fat, but high in protein, dietary fiber, folate, and minerals (such as calcium, zinc, iron and phosphorus). Try the follow recipe with your favorite Saint Patrick's Day beverage.
Recipe: Chickpea Crostini
From Get Into The Buff, Favorite Recipes From Tatanka Take-Out
¼ cup olive oil, plus a bit more
2 large shallots, chopped½ teaspoon rosemary, minced
1 (19 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained. Can be substituted with dried garbanzo beans, soak and cook according to directions, for more flavor
3 tablespoon water
Salt and peppe
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12 slices Italian bread, 1/2 inch thick
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a heavy skillet.
Add shallots and rosemary and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Stir in chickpeas, water, salt and pepper to taste.
Continue to cook over medium heat, mashing the peas, until heated through.
Stir in the vinegar and keep warm.
Brush bread slices on both sides with olive oil and place on a baking sheet and broil one minute on each side.
Spread toasts with warm chickpeas and arrange on a serving platter.