The culinary world is a crazy place where anything can happen – even to a sweet, innocent little chickpea. And when this little guy gets hassled, amazing things materialize! Check out the 5 best ways to get some chickpeas into your diet with the following delivery and take-out options – they are healthy, refreshing and oh so delicious!
1. Hummus on a Bagel
Totally basic, totally awesome. From Chickpea to you: the perfect late breakfast. Build your own bagel with avocado, cheddar cheese and specialty basil and toasted pine nut hummus for the ideal mid-morning treat. Chickpea in Midtown NYC has a different specialty hummus every month!
2. Falafel in Pita Bread
Falafel – it’s crunchy, tasty, vegetarian and the only fried food that you don’t have to beat yourself up about. The falafel at 12 Chairs in SoHo comes with an extra dollop of chickpea-goodness in the form of hummus, served with warm pita bread and delicious, crunchy Israeli pickles. Yum.
3. Chickpea Salad Laffa
The Hummus & Pita Company takes the humble chickpea on something of a New World journey as it is turned into a luscious and tasty salad, accompanied with your choice of “fill-its” and wrapped up in a Middle Eastern taboon bread that is also make with chickpeas! Try your vegetarian laffa with chickpea salad, fried eggplant, lettuce, tomato, harissa sauce and special hummus flavored with sundried tomato, spinach, roasted pepper and jalapeño.
4. Chickpeas on Greens
This feisty creation comes straight from ‘Wichcraft, a restaurant that was founded in part by Top Chef’s own Tom Colicchio. The chickpeas join lemon confit, roasted peppers, green olives and mixed organic greens dressed in lemon vinaigrette to form nothing less than that ubiquitous lunchtime staple: the sandwich. Served with french fries!
Yes, cookies! Technically called Nocohi, these sweet little chickpea delights are found at the patisserie Sugar and Plumm (not the main restaurant). The cookies are baked with sugar, cinnamon and a little bit of white chocolate and cardamom. The result is soft, sweet and delectably exotic.
Next time you are feeling peckish for some delicious chickpea treats, consult the list!