Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) are a good source of fiber, protein, folate and manganese as well as copper. They're a healthy low-fat food....as are all beans. I try to eat a variety of beans 3 times a week.
I quickly made this soup just by boiling a pot of water and throwing in chopped vegetables (whatever I had in the fridge) adding alot of spices (including crushed garlic) and a can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed). It's so easy to make and so good. I add more spices like pepper, garlic and curry powder to my bowl -- sometime a bit of parmesan cheese.