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A simple method with step by step photos showing how to remove the skins from chickpeas, perfect for making the creamiest hummus recipes!
How to remove the skins from garbanzo beans:
The full list of ingredients and quantities is found in the printable recipe card below.
How to remove the shells from garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas)
This method is good for 2 cans of chickpeas.
Add drained and rinsed chickpeas into a microwave safe bowl.
Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda and mix.
Cook the chickpeas in the microwave for 2 minutes on high.
Rinse them in some cold water, rub between your hands… and the shells just kind of float to the top, so you can throw them away!
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How to remove the skins from chickpeas
- 30 oz chickpeas ((2 regular sized cans))
- 1 Tbs baking soda
- Add drained and rinsed chickpeas into a microwave safe bowl.
- Add baking soda and mix it well.
- Cook the chickpeas for 1 minute on high. Stir.
- Put them in some cold water, rub between your hands… and the shells just kind of float to the top, so you can throw them away!
Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.