The Biggest Chickpea Mistake You're Making, According To Reddit

Chickpeas are one of the healthiest food items that you can include in your diet. According to Healthline, they're full of nutrients and may help you feel full for a much longer period. They're also a good source of protein and can help improve your digestive system. One of the best parts? They're highly affordable, which makes it easy for most folks to add them to their diets. 

Also, chickpeas aren't boring in the least. You can roast them or boil them and combine them with a blend of spices to make a soothing, hot curry that you can eat with a bowl of steamed rice. Or perhaps you can make yourself a batch of delicious hummus over the weekend. You can even make them a part of your salads or soups. If you're planning to add them to a salad, there's one hot tip that you should never skip. 

Always roast your chickpeas

According to home chefs on Reddit, you should never neglect your canned chickpeas. Always roast them before adding them to salads. A Redditor on the EatCheapAndHealthy subreddit explained, "I may be late to the party but I just tried roasting chickpeas before putting them in a salad rather than just rinsing and dumping in. What a game changer! The flavor is so much richer and the texture is creamier."

For those who don't have an oven at home, a Redditor suggests using a regular skillet to fry them with a tiny bit of oil, adding your spices of choice at the end of the process. Some home chefs have even experimented with air fryers and haven't been disappointed by the results. Want another great tip? A commentator notes they make chickpea salad for sandwiches, which can be a flavorful, filling, and vegetarian alternative to options like tuna salad sandwiches. So many options!