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Appetizers, Vegetarian

Steamed fresh garbanzo beans

The pods are pale green and downy, and the bright beans within are tender and crisp. You can eat them straight out of the shell, or toss them into any number of dishes. No, they're not edamame. Nor are they ... Read more

Total time: 10 minutes | Serves 4
  • 2 cups fresh garbanzo beans in the pod
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt, or more to taste

Step 1Pour an inch or more of water into a wok or skillet and bring to boil over medium-high heat. Place the garbanzo pods in a bamboo or collapsible steamer. Set it over the boiling water and cover; steam for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the beans are tender.

Step 2Season with salt and serve warm, allowing diners to remove the garbanzos from the pods and eat as finger food, similar to edamame.

Note: Adapted from a recipe from Califresh of California.
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