Chickpeas (ceci) are a precious food of the Mediterranean diet. Casa Corneli's Chickpeas are incredibly rich, savory, and satisfying. They are more petite and have a firmer texture than most common chickpeas. The dried beans can be soaked overnight and simmered in water with aromatics until tender, then used in a variety of dishes. Chickpeas are the perfect staple to keep on hand for use in soups, salads, and stews.
In Umbria, chickpeas are traditionally eaten in brothy soups drizzled with olive oil and served with a slice of bruschetta (toasted bread). Casa Corneli also suggests pairing their chickpeas with steamed clams. Try making Chickpeas, Beet Greens, and Pork (page 246) and Chickpea, Tomato, and Broken Pasta Soup (pg 144) from AUTENTICO.
Founded by Rolando Beramendi in 1988, Manicaretti is an importer and wholesaler of the finest Italian foods to retailers and restaurants throughout the United States. Through Friends of Manicaretti, we also offer a selection of exceptional, artisanal products from France, Spain, and beyond.
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