They’re classic for hummus and as a key ingredient in a green salad, but they’re great in soups, too. For salads, try skipping the lettuce and go for the crunch. Celery, carrots, onions, Garbanzos (chickpeas) and your favorite dressing make for a great salad. We see many recipes suggesting baking soda and 24 hour soaking to soften Garbanzos. We find this unnecessary with these new crop beans.