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Instant Pot Chickpeas Recipe: Simple & Tasty

Written by: Lucas Johnson

Whipping up my Instant Pot chickpeas is a breeze. Just rinse, cook under pressure, release, drain, season, and voila! Nutty, tender chickpeas ready for any dish. Simple, quick, and oh-so-tasty!

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Ever soaked chickpeas overnight, only to find them still hard as pebbles the next day? Well, I've been there! Until I stumbled upon this remarkable trick for cooking chickpeas in the Instant Pot. No overnight soaking, no hours of boiling. Just simple, soft, perfectly cooked chickpeas in less than an hour. It's a game-changer, trust me. Give it a go, and you'll never look back.

Ingredients for Delicious Instant Pot Chickpeas

  • Chickpeas: Nutritious legume high in protein and fiber, essential for the base of this recipe.

Essential Tools for Making Instant Pot Chickpeas

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the chickpeas quickly and efficiently.
  • Water: Needed to cook the chickpeas in the Instant Pot and ensure they are fully submerged.
  • Salt: Adds flavor to the chickpeas and enhances their taste.
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Instant Pot Chickpeas Recipe: Simple & Tasty

This Instant Pot Chickpeas recipe is simple, quick, and delicious. Perfect for a healthy and protein-packed meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 220 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

Main Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried chickpeas
  • 6 cups water
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the chickpeas under running water.
  • Place the chickpeas in the Instant Pot and add water.
  • Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 35 minutes.
  • Allow natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then do a quick pressure release.
  • Drain the chickpeas and season with salt to taste.

Notes

This recipe is perfect for meal prep and can be used in various dishes like salads, soups, and stews.

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 12gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 340mgFiber: 10gSugar: 5gVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chickpeas, Healthy, Instant Pot
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Meal Prep and Storage Tips for Instant Pot Chickpeas

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the chickpeas as per the recipe instructions.
  • Allow the chickpeas to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the chickpeas as per the recipe instructions.
  • Allow the chickpeas to cool completely.
  • Place in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.

Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein and fiber, making them a nutritious addition to vegetarian and vegan diets.

Common Questions About Making Chickpeas in the Instant Pot

FAQ:
Can I use canned chickpeas instead of dried chickpeas?
Yes, you can use canned chickpeas for this recipe. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
How long can I store cooked chickpeas in the fridge?
Cooked chickpeas can be stored in the fridge for up to 3-4 days in an airtight container.
Can I freeze cooked chickpeas?
Yes, you can freeze cooked chickpeas. Store them in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months.
How can I use these cooked chickpeas in recipes?
Cooked chickpeas are versatile and can be used in salads, soups, stews, curries, and even as a snack.
Can I add spices or herbs while cooking the chickpeas?
Yes, you can add spices or herbs to the cooking liquid for extra flavor. Just adjust the seasoning to your preference.

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