Chick Peas are a wonderful source of protein. I like them cold in an oil and vinegar dressing.
Soak the dry beans overnight. Cook for 1/2 hour with a couple of bay leafs. Do not salt beans until after cooking because they will not cook. Drain.
Add extra virgin olive oil, diced sweet onion and a few shreds of red pepper. Let marinate for a few hours. Add salt and freshly ground pepper