If you've got light, buttery beans like chickpeas, a different flavor combination is much better. After a thorough draining and rinsing, my beans heat up in the microwave. When they're nice and warm, I toss in a bit of extra virgin olive oil and squooze on some fresh lemon juice.
Then, because I need maximum brain dilation for school, I blizzard them with chili pepper. Not necessarily recommended for all those happy brain-sloths out there!
I think a bit of toasted and mortar-and-pestled cumin might be nice on them too.
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