I have a confession to make. Chickpea skins creep me out. The worst is when I’m eating a meal with chickpeas, and I see an errant skin poking out from my food. We all have our weird food things. Chickpeas and chickpeas skins are mine.
Whenever I rinse and drain chickpeas, I take ten minutes and remove all the skins. It’s quite easy to do – just pinch the bottom of a chickpea, and it pops right out of its skin. I find this results in a creamier texture when smashing or puréeing chickpeas, resulting in a super silky smooth hummus and creamier base for this Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Toast recipe.