A One Pound Bag Of Rancho Gordo Black Garbanzo/Ceci Neri beans on a white background. Red and white label with an image of the face of a woman licking her upper lip. Additional text on bag reads: Rare and wonderful chickpea prized in Italy for its firm texture and earthy flavor; Well suited for salads and Italian soups, also makes a unique and flavorful hummus.
An Overhead Image Showing The Heirloom Black Garbanzo Beans
A Picture of cooked Rancho Gordo Black Garbanzo Beans Being Strained In A Colander
An Image Showing a Bean Dip Made From Black Garbanzo Beans Served With Toasted Bread

Rancho Gordo - Black Garbanzo Bean - Heirloom Bean

Regular price$7.25

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Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday & Sunday: By Appointment Only

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11811 Monterey Hwy, San Martin, CA 95046


Known as Ceci Neri in Italy, these rare heirloom legumes have a firm texture and an irresistible earthy, nutty flavor.

Black Garbanzos are much denser than classic Garbanzos, making them ideal for salads, stews, or even baked dishes. The skins are thicker but they are not chewy or tough, just a little more interesting.

Rancho Gordo has been pursuing Black Chickpeas for years, chasing a memory from an incredible meal in Italy, and now we are happy to offer these to you, grown in California, but (we think) just as incredible as the Italian-grown version.

Very popular in many regions in Italy, including Puglia, where they are enjoyed as zuppa di ceci neri (black chickpea soup).


Net Weight 16 Oz (453g)