1/2 teaspoon of salt (if you have cardiovascular disease, do not add this, the beans have enough, you addict)
*If you do not use an oil dressing, you will need to add 2 TBS of olive oil and another 1/4 cup of water.
After you have drained the chickpeas, you can rinse them if you prefer. This removes all that, questionable preservative liquid they're in and will reduce any, uh, discomfort associated with eating beans. I do this for all canned beans. It helps keep the romance alive in my marriage, I think. Dump the beans into a food processor or a blender. I used a blender, as I don't have room in my teensy kitchen currently to use my food processor on the counter. Remember, beans are good for you. They have protein AND fiber, which is good for your stressed out arteries. This also means they are filling, just like the meat you normally eat. Unlike the meat you normally eat though, these little kernals of delish are lower in fat, among other things.