Chickpea Puree


A half cup of dried chickpeas will yield about a cup when cooked.
Dried organic chickpeas can be purchased all year round.

Organic dried chickpeas are very easy to come by. However they do require a little prep work. Measure out the amount of  dried chickpeas you wish to cook, I used half a cup. Then place them in a bowl and cover (at least two extra inches) with water.

 Let the chickpeas sit overnight (or at least 12 hours). They will re-hydrate to twice their dried state and become a nice golden color. Drain the soaking water and rinse the chickpeas well!

Once completely rinsed, place the hydrated chickpeas into a pot of water, with at least a few inches covering the top. Bring to a boil, then cover and turn down the heat to a simmer for 90 minutes. The chickpeas will be soft enough for toddlers to eat, or for infants, place in a food processor until smooth. You may need to add a little cooking liquid, homemade vegetable broth, water, or another fruit or vegetable to thin out the puree to your little one's liking. 

Adding half a cucumber to the puree will help thin out the consistency while providing extra nutrition and flavor.

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