from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See chickpea.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An edible pulse, Cicer arietinum, of the family Leguminosae or Fabaceae and subfamily Faboideae or Papilionoideae, of which the plant has white or purple-blue flowers and small feathery leaves on both sides of the stem and yields pods containing two to three peas.
- n. A seed of this plant; the chickpea
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Porto Rico and Spanish America generally, the chick-pea, Cicer arietinum. See chick-pea (with cut).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large white roundish Asiatic legume; usually dried
- n. the seed of the chickpea plant
The word garbanzo came to English as "calavance" in the 17th century, from Old Spanish
One 16-ounce can chickpeas also called garbanzo beans, or 1½ cups cooked chickpeas plus ½ cup water
Ceci aka garbanzo beans aka chick peas pan-fried with Indian spices?
Chickpeas also known as garbanzo beans are grown all over the world, specifically in the Mediterranean, Western Asia and throughout India.
Recently when I saw a recipe for crispy roasted chickpeas in The South Beach Diet Cookbook my tastebuds started imagining how great those crispy chickpeas also called garbanzo beans would taste with just a hint of that Moroccan spice mix, and that's how this recipe was born.
I might be going out on a limb here by endorsing chickpeas also called garbanzo beans as my favorite vegetable of 2008, because I know chickpeas are really legumes, and I'm not actually sure if legumes are considered vegetables.
Sometimes the simplest of ingredients can produce a dish that's full of interesting flavor, and that was certainly true with this Greek soup made of dried chickpeas also called garbanzo beans.
Anyway, whatever it's called, this time I used my cilantro (my preferred name) to make this fantastic salad with chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans!)
Also known as garbanzo beans, chickpeas are mild, nutty-tasting legumes.
Shopping tips: Chickpeas, available in cans, are also referred to as garbanzo (Spanish) beans or ceci (Italian).