The cupboard is the best place to store cans of chickpeas.
Once opened, leftover chickpeas should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
Remove as much moisture as possible from the beans by patting them dry with paper towels. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze them on a tray first (so that they don’t lump together) and then transfer the frozen chickpeas to an airtight container and store in the freezer.
Can I Freeze It?
Chickpeas freeze well in a sealed container. You can add them to soups, stews or curries straight from frozen.
Use It Up
Blend leftover chickpeas with olive oil and lemon juice for a delicious homemade hummus. Or roast up some chickpeas on a sheet pan in the oven with some light seasoning for a great on-the-go snack.
Did You Know?
The liquid from a can of chickpeas, called “aquafaba,” can be used in place of egg whites for baking. Whip it up to make a delicious vegan meringue for your desserts!