A Culinary Guide: How to Use Dehydrated Garbanzo Beans

Dehydrated garbanzo beans (chickpeas) from Harmony House Foods are a fantastic pantry staple for anyone looking to add a nutritious and versatile ingredient to their meals. With their long shelf life and ease of use, these beans are perfect for a variety of dishes. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of using dehydrated garbanzo beans and provide a step-by-step guide on how to prepare and incorporate them into your favorite recipes. 

What are Dehydrated Garbanzo Beans? 

Dehydrated garbanzo beans are chickpeas that have been dried to remove moisture, extending their shelf life and making them a convenient option for storage. Harmony House Foods ensures high-quality, non-GMO, and preservative-free dehydrated garbanzo beans, making them a healthy and reliable choice for your culinary needs. 

Benefits of Using Dehydrated Garbanzo Beans 

Long Shelf Life

Dehydrated garbanzo beans can be stored for a long time (we recommend 12-24 months) without losing their nutritional value, making them a great pantry staple. 


Garbanzo beans are rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, contributing to a balanced diet. 


They can be used in a wide range of dishes, from soups and stews to salads and snacks. 


Dehydrated beans are easy to store and use, saving time in the kitchen compared to soaking and cooking dried beans from scratch. 

How to Use Dehydrated Garbanzo Beans 

In Soups and Stews 

  • Add rehydrated garbanzo beans to soups and stews during the cooking process. 
  • They absorb the flavors of the broth and other ingredients, enhancing the overall taste of the dish. 

In Salads

  • Use rehydrated and cooked garbanzo beans as a protein-packed addition to salads. 
  • Toss them with fresh vegetables, herbs, and a light dressing for a nutritious meal. 

In Hummus

  • Blend rehydrated and cooked garbanzo beans with tahini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt for a homemade hummus. 
  • Adjust the ingredients to taste and enjoy with pita bread, vegetables, or as a spread. 

As a Snack 

  • Season rehydrated and cooked garbanzo beans with your favorite spices. 
  • Roast them in the oven until crispy for a delicious and healthy snack. 

In Curries and Casseroles

  • Add rehydrated garbanzo beans to curries, casseroles, and other hearty dishes. 
  • They add texture and nutrition, making the dishes more filling and wholesome. 

Recipe: Mediterranean Garbanzo Bean Salad 


  • 1 cup dehydrated garbanzo beans 
  • 3 cups water 
  • 1 cucumber, diced 
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced 
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, sliced 
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 


  1. Rehydrate the garbanzo beans.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rehydrated garbanzo beans, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, olives, feta cheese, and parsley. 
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper. 
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. 
  5. Let the salad sit for 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. 
  6. Serve chilled or at room temperature. 


Dehydrated garbanzo beans from Harmony House Foods are a versatile and nutritious ingredient that can enhance a variety of dishes. Their convenience and long shelf life make them a great addition to any pantry. Whether you’re making a hearty soup, a refreshing salad, or a savory snack, these beans are sure to add a delicious and healthy touch to your meals. Happy cooking!

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