Chickpeas are a staple in our households. They’re incredibly versatile and can be eaten for a snack, dinner, or even dessert. You can roast them up in the oven for a crunchy treat or blend them into a creamy hummus. Not to mention, canned chickpeas are affordable and have a long shelf life. And they are a great source of plant-based protein and super nutritious! If you’re trying to incorporate chickpeas more into your diet, here are easy recipes, because really, what’s not to love about chickpeas?
Spicy roasted chickpeas
These spicy roasted chickpeas are seasoned with chili powder, paprika, garlic, and cayenne pepper, so they definitely bring some heat. Eat them plain as a snack or add to a grain bowl!
Chopped chickpea Greek salad
This salad is full of color and nutrition. Made with peppers, onions, tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, feta cheese, and chickpeas, it’s the perfect summer salad.
Chickpea taco bowl
Just because you don’t eat meat doesn’t mean you should skip out on taco Tuesday. Just swap out the beef for chickpeas! This chickpea taco bowl is fresh and delicious.
Cheesy Chickpea Melts
Bet you never thought of putting chickpeas on pizza! Don’t knock it ’till you try it- cheesy chickpeas are actually quite good.
Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwiches
If you want to go plant-based but love tuna salad, just make this chickpea salad instead. It’s inspired by tuna salad and made with all the same ingredients, sans the tuna.
Turmeric Chickpea Soup With Charred Brussels Sprouts
This creamy soup is bursting with flavor and nutrients. It’s completely vegan and hearty enough to be eaten as a main meal.
Is there anything that chickpeas can’t do? Being plant-based doesn’t mean you have to give up chicken nuggets, just make them out of chickpeas instead!
Peanut butter chocolate chip chickpea cookies
If you’ve never tried cookies made out of chickpeas, you’re seriously missing out. These PB chocolate chip chickpea cookies use minimal ingredients are a healthy, protein-packed dessert.
Healthy cookie dough dip
Cookie dough is undeniably amazing- but it isn’t the best for you. If you’re craving some good ol’ cookie dough, make this chickpea dip instead. It tastes similar to the real thing, but it is way better for you.
Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burgers
If you can’t tell by now, chickpeas are one of the most versatile foods out there. And what’s one more thing they can be made into? Burgers. This sun-dried tomato chickpea burger recipe is perfect for a summer BBQ.