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If you looking for a quicker way to cook up some chickpeas and avoid buying the canned stuff, I have the perfect recipe for you. This recipe for Instant Pot chickpeas allows you to make a whole batch of chickpeas from scratch in less than an hour!
Healthy and Delicious Instant Pot Chickpeas
I don’t know about you but I’ve been craving something light and fresh with the summer months. One of my favorite meals to make is this Mediterranean chickpea salad with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and parsley. It’s perfect to eat on a hot day!
And the great news is that I figured out the perfect recipe for making chickpeas in the Instant Pot!
All you need are three ingredients- dry chickpeas, salt, and water. That’s it. Also, no soaking needed! Honestly, cooking chickpeas has never been easier.
Difference Between Chickpeas and Garbanzo Beans
Now you might be sort of confused and might be wondering, “I thought these chickpeas were called garbanzo beans?” or “Aren’t chickpeas and garbanzo beans the same thing?”
Well, I’m here to finally tell you the truth. A chickpea and a garbanzo bean are actually the same bean or legume. So much so, that when you go out to buy chickpeas from the grocery store, you will find both names on the can since the names are used interchangeably. It’s wild!
If you have extra chickpeas leftover and are looking for a crunchy snack, try cooking chickpeas in the air fryer and season to taste. They are so good!
How To Cook Chickpeas In The Instant Pot
This recipe is incredibly simple. All you need to do it put the chickpeas, water, and salt into the Instant Pot.
Close the lid and turn the valve to a sealing position. Press the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” button and set the time to 45 minutes on HIGH pressure.
When the Instant Pot is done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam, drain the chickpeas and serve.
See? Quick and easy!
What To Serve With Chickpeas
I have to say, chickpeas are an incredibly versatile ingredient. When I make a batch of my Instant Pot chickpeas, I always like to whip up some of my classic hummus to eat as a snack throughout the week as well as having them in a container in the fridge to toss in some salads.
I love to toss them into this quinoa pesto salad and top it off with some cherry tomatoes for a quick and healthy lunch. Sometimes, if I’m not in the mood to cook up some sort of meat protein, I love to add these cooked chickpeas to serval different salads and bowls to act as an extra source of protein like this vegan buddha bowl!
More Instant Pot Recipes
If you loved these quick and easy Instant Pot chickpeas, check out some of the other Instant Pot recipes I have shared on the blog!
These are some of my current go-to’s:
- Instant Pot Frozen Spinach
- Black Beans In The Instant Pot
- Instant Pot Shrimp Fajitas
- Gluten-Free Apple Crisp
- Instant Pot Keto Chili Without Beans
Instant Pot Chickpeas
- 1 lb dry chickpeas
- 6 cups water
- 1/2 tbsp salt
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- Put chickpeas, water and salt in the Instant Pot. Close the lid and turn the valve to a Sealing position. Press the "Pressure Cook" or "Manual" button and set the time to 45 minutes on High pressure.
- When the Instant Pot is done cooking, quick release (QR) the steam. Drain the chickpeas and serve.