Definition of chickpea
: an Asian herb (Cicer arietinum) of the legume family cultivated for its short pods with one or two seeds; also : its seed
Recent Examples of chickpea from the Web
Meanwhile okra battered in chickpea flour and fried hard has all the elements of counterpoint to the aforementioned cauliflower theater snack.
One sample included a large amount of chickpeas and cucumber.
Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then dry them as thoroughly as possible by placing them on top of a paper towel in a bowl and patting them dry with an additional paper towel. Discard any skins that fall off, but don't worry about getting them all.
But don't just start throwing chickpea water into your recipes willy nilly.
That means canelones with black truffle and Parmesan, in honor of their grandmother Catalina; young spring peas with jamón ibérico; and Callos a la Madrileña, a traditional dish of tripe with chickpeas, here reimagined with cod.
A warm octopus salad featured a smoky version of the mollusk paired with chickpeas, tomatoes and fluffy potato foam with a subtle pepper flavor from a basil aioli.
If the dough is too sticky and not able to hold its form, add more chickpea flour 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough is firmer.
Rice Medley Salad with Roasted Chickpeas Count on chickpeas to guide you to a worry-free slumber.
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Origin and Etymology of chickpea
alteration of chich pea, from Middle English chiche, from Anglo-French, from Latin cicer
First Known Use: circa 1722See Words from the same year
CHICKPEA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chickpea for English Language Learners
: a pale round seed that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable
CHICKPEA Defined for Kids
Definition of chickpea for Students
: an edible roundish pale yellow seed from the pod of an Asian plant that is cooked and eaten as a vegetable
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