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    Guasanas (mexican Fresh Chickpea/garbanzo Snack)

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    5 mins

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    3 mins

    Nose's Note:

    These are like Mexican edamame. I didn't know what the fresh chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) were when I saw them in the store. They come in little bright green, slightly hairy pods. Finally a sign appeared - "garbanzo." I peeked inside a broken pod, and, sure enough, recognized the familiar shape. Then I had to figure out ways to eat them. I learned about this typical Mexican snack. You can eat them out of the pods, or shell a cupful and add them to salads. If you don't have a skillet, you can also steam or boil them in a saucepan. You may be able to find the fresh chickpeas in stores that carry a lot of Mexican, Middle Eastern, Indian, or Pakistani foods.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Wash the chickpeas.
    2. 2
      Add the salt to the water.
    3. 3
      Heat a cast iron skillet or a griddle.
    4. 4
      Pour the salted water onto the skillet.
    5. 5
      Put the chickpeas, still in their pods, in the steaming water.
    6. 6
      Let steam for a few minutes, until the pods are bright green and a bit tender - test one to see if the chickpea is ready - you can even eat them raw, so they really don't need to cook much.
    7. 7
      Remove all the chickpeas in their pods from the skillet. Shell and eat as a healthy snack.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 08, 2006

      45

      I as well found these chic peas in a pod at an Italian/Mexican small grocery store. And was surprised to see a recipe on RecipeZaar. I put them in some boiling water and salt for a few minutes. Then let cool, removed the peas from the pods. Next used the bright green peas in a soup.

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    • on November 16, 2005

      55

      Delicious to the max!!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Guasanas (mexican Fresh Chickpea/garbanzo Snack)

    Serving Size: 1 (562 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 571.2
     
    Calories from Fat 49
    61%
    Total Fat 5.4 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    2%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 2599.5 mg
    108%
    Total Carbohydrate 108.5 g
    36%
    Dietary Fiber 21.1 g
    84%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 23.7 g
    47%

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