Chickpeas (Cicer arietinum L.) are a type of legume in the same family as kidney beans and peanuts. They have a buttery, nutty flavor and creamy texture. Chickpeas are commonly used in hummus, but might also be popped and eaten like popcorn, or ground into flour. Chickpeas work in everything from tomato-based sauces to olive oil, broth or sauces. Pair them with caramelized onions, fresh herbs, spices and array of vegetables for a burst of color, flavor and nutrients, and toss them with pasta or cooked rice. This 180 grams pack will give you plenty for a variety of healthy meals.