Chick peas are perhaps better known by their name garbanzo beans. They are a roundish, beige to light green members of the legume family grown primarily in part of West Asia, India, and in the Mediterranean. Most are familiar with chick peas as either used whole in salads, or ground up to make the popular Middle Eastern dish hummus.

Soak 1 lb chick peas overnight in salted warm water.
Drain, rinse and add 2 qts. water, 1 tsp salt; cook until tender. Drain.
Cover with tomato sauce.

Nutrition FactsServ. Size: 1/4 cups (50 g/1.8 oz), Servings: 8, Amount Per Serving: Calories 180, Fat Cal. 25, Total Fat 3g (5%DV), Sat. Fat 0g (0%DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0%DV), Sodium 10mg (1%DV), Total carb. 30g (10%DV), Fiber 9g (35%DV), Sugars 5g, Protein 10g, Vitamin A (0%DV), Vitamin C (4%DV), Calcium (6%DV), Iron (15%DV). Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.