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Cooked chickpeas in Instant Pot.
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Instant Pot Chickpeas

5 from 1 vote

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Cost: $3.00 per recipe / $0.43 per cup


  • 1 pound dried chickpeas ($2.99)
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt optional ($0.01)


  • Using a fine mesh sieve, thoroughly rinse the chickpeas. Remove any debris as needed.
  • Transfer the chickpeas to the Instant pot and add 5 cups water, or enough to cover the chickpeas by 1 inch with water. Add salt, if using.
  • Pressure cook on manual high pressure for 50 minutes. Allow pressure to naturally release for 15 minutes, before releasing any remaining pressure.
  • Drain the excess water (aquafaba) into the sink or a storage container, then enjoy the chickpeas as desired.

To freeze:

  • Cook the chickpeas according to instructions, then allow to cool completely to room temperature. Transfer the chickpeas to freezer safe container or jars (I like to portion 1 3/4 cups into individual 16 oz mason jars and freeze accordingly). This equals about 1 can of chickpeas and can be used as so in various cooking recipes. Freeze for up to 3 months.


  • Makes the equivalent to 4 (15 ounce) cans of chickpeas. 


Serving: 0.66cup | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 105mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g

Disclaimer: The Nutritional Information provided for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the facts listed is not and cannot be guaranteed.

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