Orange and yellow tinted leaves scattered on the ground and an abundance of pumpkins were always signs that Fall had arrived when I lived in the States.
Now that I am in Mexico, I neither see the multi-hued leaves nor the pumpkins. So, how do I know that Fall has arrived? Guasanas!
Guasanas are fresh garbanzo beans that have been steamed. They are kept warm in the specially equipped carts where they are sold.
Guasanas have a slight butery taste. I like my guasanas seasoned only with salt. But Hubby and the kiddies like theirs topped with bottled Valentina hot sauce.
The way to eat guasanas is very similar to eating pumpkin or sunflower seeds. You pop a whole guasana into your mouth, suck on the juice, then remove the outer husk and eat the round guasana. Mmmm, mmmm, good!
If you happen to see a guasana cart, I highly recommend that you try them! (You will look forward to them each Fall.)