I’ve always thought of my husband as a Midwestern meat-and-potatoes kind of guy and myself as the spice-loving, healthy vegetarian. In fact, though, his favorite meal is meat-free and probably one of the spiciest, most healthful dinners I regularly put on the table: chickpea curry over brown rice.
All three of my children like chickpeas, too. Hummus is a staple; we make it most weeks. Roasted chickpeas with sea salt and an array of spices are an easy snack. When I am stuck without a dinner plan, a can of chickpeas tossed with olive oil, chopped scallions and sea salt makes a great, protein-rich side dish to anything.
A few facts about this legume:
I told my boys that chickpeas are eaten as dessert in some countries, which is true, but they didn’t take the bait. Maybe your kids will.