Quick Garbanzo Bean Soaking and Cooking Method
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I prefer to "soak" and cook dried beans from a quality source as they tend to be more fresh than beans found in the bulk section. They will also not be as soft as beans bought from a can.
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Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
  1. 1-2 cups dried garbanzo beans (I like the Palouse Brand on Amazon.com)
  2. Kombu (a type of kelp) can be found in the Asian section at Mother's Market
  3. water to cover the beans
  1. Place your dried beans in a pot and cover with 3 inches cold water
  2. Bring the water to just under boiling, when bubbles begin to form
  3. Turn off the heat, cover and let sit for 1 hour
  4. Once the hour is complete, strain the water and add fresh water to your beans in the same pot. Add a 2-3 inch wide strip of Kombu to the water.
  5. Simmer on medium high heat until beans become "al dente."
  6. Remove the Kombu, strain* the bean water and use accordingly
  1. *If you plan to make hummus, make sure to save about 1 cup of the bean water to add during the blending process.
Kim Kane - Health Coach http://workshop.wellnessenlightenment.com/