Grab a can opener for colorful garbanzo salad with roasted cumin and lime dressing

Chick peas, garbanzo or chi chi beans are a versatile buttery legume found in soups, veggie burgers and desserts. No matter how you refer to these velvety beans, they are good for you. Think beyond hummus and discover more great ways to serve them.

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