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Do You Refer to These Beans as Chickpeas or Garbanzos?


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justanerd1975 justanerd1975 8 years
or as I used to call them as a child, butt-beans! ;) ( they really do look like tiny butts)
keiraz keiraz 9 years
Even in the cans it is written "chickpeas"
nrmunch55 nrmunch55 9 years
CollegeGirl CollegeGirl 9 years
ahappierdiane ahappierdiane 9 years
sauterhead sauterhead 9 years
Both - usually when they're in something I'll say chickpeas but if alone garbanzo? It's a can of garbanzo beans but hummus is made with chickpeas. I'm weird I guess.
piraterie piraterie 9 years
Garbanzo beans, yum! I never even heard anyone say chickpea until I was in my late teens, and it was a while after that that I figured out they were the same thing.
GratefulGrl80 GratefulGrl80 9 years
"They have always been garbanzo. Never heard of chickpeas until the Food Network came on." my mom called them chickpeas long before food network was ever in existence
GratefulGrl80 GratefulGrl80 9 years
i voted chickpeas, but i do tend to say garbanzos too...i think they're called ceci beans in italian....mainly i call them delicious :)
ENoel ENoel 9 years
I've always called them 'brain beans'. They look like little brains. Not always a popular observation. But tasty brain beans they are.
jJuliet jJuliet 9 years
both...these are great when mixed with fava beans in a salad with olive oil, lemon, tomatoes, and fresh herbs--it's delicious hot or cold.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
They have always been garbanzo. Never heard of chickpeas until the Food Network came on.
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
ella, Thanks for the salad recipe! That sounds healthy and overall wunnerful!
rickimc rickimc 9 years
Neither - I'm allergic to legumes.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
chickpeas. i think it is a cute name. i am making hummus tonight with basil. mmm.
sharshar sharshar 9 years
Garbanzos is a nicer word for it. Don't like the taste, though :p
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Garbanzo beans.
guinnevere guinnevere 9 years
more often, garbanzo, but that's probably because i'm mexican and that's what we say in mexico.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Garbanzos. I hade made some hummus for breakfast. Yum.
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 9 years
I use either name, but garbanzo is more fun to say. GARBANZO! Hah =]
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
I must agree with Marynan... & Sugarcat, it's so fun to say and thanks to Finnlover for the French lesson (I love languages). Rachael Ray has a recipe for fried/sauteed garbanzo that I've yet to try but it sounds so yummy. Sometimes I call my dog garbanzo cause he loves them and it's a cute name for a dog.
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
Wow fuzzles thanks for the idea. I never thought of doing that before.
juliegal juliegal 9 years
i voted other b/c i call them both....they're both such cute names!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i've called them by both but i think that i use chick peas more often than not.
emalove emalove 9 years
Chickpeas. I love them!
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