How to Cook Dry Chickpeas in a Crock Pot


Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are beige-colored legumes that are full of nutrients such as iron, folate and vitamin B6. You can use versatile, mild-tasting chickpeas to create a variety of healthful dishes, including soups, stews and hummus. You must cook dry chickpeas for several hours before preparing them to create a soft consistency. For convenience, prepare the legumes in a crock pot while you go about your day.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 pound dried chickpeas
  • Colander
  • 2 1/2 quart crock pot
  • Seasonings, such as salt, pepper, vegetables or dried herbs, to taste
  • Place 1 pound of dried chickpeas in a colander. Rinse the legumes under running water as you sort through them and look for any dirt or debris.

  • Transfer the rinsed and sorted chickpeas to a 2 1/2 quart crock pot. Pour 7 cups of water over the legumes.

  • Add seasonings, such as salt, ground black pepper chopped onions, minced garlic, a bay leaf or dried oregano, thyme or basil, to the crock pot for flavoring if you desire. Stir the ingredients well.

  • Cover the crock pot and cook the chickpeas on high for four hours or low for eight hours. The chickpeas should have a soft, tender consistency.

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