These are the 20 Healthy Chickpea Recipes to help you eat more plant-based, high-protein and heart-healthy legumes all year long.
It's hard to find a more satisfying form of plant-based protein than the chickpea. It's so versatile, satisfying and easy to add to any meal of the day, from breakfast to dessert! Plus, don't sleep on that aquafaba. The liquid in your can of chickpeas is an amazing egg white substitute for vegans.
If you're looking to eat more garbanzo beans, then read on for our 20 Best Chickpea Recipes you need to make ASAP.
Chickpeas Make Great Sandwiches!
- The Best Chickpea Tuna Melt is my favorite tuna sandwich swap, complete with gooey melted cheese and crusty bread.
- Smashed Vegan Chickpea Salad with Caesar Dressing works as a sandwich, a salad or a lettuce wrap!
- Smashed Curry Chickpea Lettuce Wraps is both creamy and nutty with delicate curry spices.
- Brussels Sprout & Hummus Grilled Cheese Sandwich unites creamy, rich hummus with melty cheese for the perfect hot lunch.
- Pesto Chickpea Melt Sandwiches, because everything is better with pesto!
Protein-Packed Chickpea Salad Recipes
- The Best Greek Chickpea Salad is crunchy and refreshing, thanks to cucumbers, red onions and cherry tomatoes.
- Moroccan Quinoa Salad has two of my favorite protein sources (ok, three): quinoa, chickpeas and cashews.
- Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Chickpea Croutons is a classic crunchy salad complete with crispy chickpeas instead of bready croutons.
- Quinoa Greek Salad with Chickpeas is a perfect picnic-ready vegan meal with savory and refreshing Greek salad dressing.
- Summery Spring Mix Salad with Crispy Chickpeas is a delicious way to eat more greens with extra savory crunch on top.
- Thai Superfood Kale Salad with Sweet Potatoes & Chickpeas is fully loaded with tons of colorful veggies, protein and southeast Asian flavor.
- Chickpea & Quinoa Mason Jar Salad is my go-to make-ahead salad with chickpeas to bring for lunch on the go.
Soups & Stews Full of Garbanzo Beans
- Moroccan Chickpea Stew is bursting with North African flavor from cinnamon, trumeric, ginger and more.
- Creamy Chickpea + Pumpkin Stew is a dreamy and comforting soup packed with vitamin A from pumpkin.
- One Pot Vegetable Chickpea Curry is a creamy and spicy curry with colorful vegetables and warming curry flavors.
- Creamy Italian Quinoa Soup is an amazingly creamy soup without any cream! Chickpeas are the secret to the silky, rich body in this classic Italian soup.
How to Snack on More Chickpeas
- Peppermint Frosted Chickpea Brownies are creamy, fudgy, moist, and perfect for the holidays.
- Vegan Whipped Matcha Latte uses the wonder of chickpea liquid to make light-as-air whipped foam.
- Learn How to Make Crispy Chickpeas: 4 Ways and you'll always have a delicious, crunchy snack on hand.
- Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites with Hummus + Crispy Chickpeas are an unexpected way to eat more crispy chickpeas with creamy hummus.
If you make any of these favorite chickpea recipes, be sure to let me know with a comment below!