How to Make Dried Chickpeas in a Crock-Pot

Recipe by Chef Kate
READY IN: 3hrs 5mins
YIELD: 6 cups




  • Rinse and drain chickpeas in cold water. Pick out any stones and dark brown chickpeas.
  • Put drained chickpeas into your crock pot. Add water and salt.
  • Cook on High for 2-3 hours or until soft. Depending on your tastes and what you are going to use them for you can remove when slightly firm or cook until they are very soft.
  • When done, carefully pour into a colander, being careful to use oven mitts to handle the crock – it will be hot. Drain and rinse well.
  • Chickpeas will keep for about 2 days in the fridge. They will keep longer if made into hummus. They also freeze quite well.
  • To freeze chickpeas rinse and drain them thoroughly. Leave to drain well for about 15 minutes. Spread chickpeas onto a baking tray, making sure they don’t touch one another. Put into freezer. When frozen, you can transfer the chickpeas to a freezer bag or plastic container for more permanent storage.