I love adding chickpeas to my everyday meals. They’re tasty, wholesome, and are an amazing source of vegan and vegetarian protein! Not to mention full of healthy fiber and other nutrients. If you’re looking to add more plant-based meals into your daily routine, then you’ll love these 30+ Best Chickpea Recipes that are easy to make and DELICIOUS!>>Also, here’s a great recipe for how to cook dried chickpeas!
What’s The Difference Between Garbanzo Beans & Chickpeas?
Garbanzo beans and chickpeas are often used interchangeably, but both refer to the same thing: a wholesome legume that’s full of protein and nutrients. Both terms are a correct way to define the legume!
The Benefits of Chickpeas
There are so many amazing reasons to incorporate chickpeas into your daily meals! Here are just a few of the benefits of chickpeas:
- High in plant-based protein, making them great for a meat substitution.
- They’re less expensive than meat.
- Can help regulate blood sugar.
- They’re full of nutrients.
- Can help with digestion.
- Great for curbing cravings throughout the day.
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30+ Best Chickpea Recipes (Vegan & Vegetarian)
Ready to make the best chickpea recipes? Save these recipes into your weekly menu for wholesome, inspired meals everyday of the week. Here’s what you’ll find in this list:
Chickpea Salad Recipes
1. Moroccan Chickpea Carrot Salad
This Moroccan Chickpea Carrot Salad is FULL of so many amazing and fresh flavors. If you’re into savory, fresh, crunchy, and a touch of sweet, then this salad is going to make your day. It’s that good! Have it any day of the week, as a side dish or on its own completely. This easy-to-make 10 minute vegetarian salad is DELICIOUS!
2. Simple Green Goodness Chickpea Salad
Fresh greens, wholesome broccoli, asparagus, avocado, and seasoned chickpeas topped with a spoonful of yogurt dressing. This healthy and simple Green Goodness Chickpea Salad is an easy-to-make lunch in 10 minutes or less!
3. Spicy Radish Summer Quinoa Salad
This Spicy Radish Summer Quinoa Salad is made with spicy radishes, wholesome quinoa, zesty tangerines, peppery arugula, crunchy pistachios, creamy avocado, and a turmeric ginger dressing. Easy to make, vegan, impressive, and DELICIOUS, it’s a recipe that everyone will love!
4. Lemon Orzo Chickpea Salad
Fresh, vibrant and easy to make, this lemon orzo chickpea salad is the perfect dish to start welcoming spring and summer. This salad is full of flavor from the zippy lemon garlic dressing and can be prepped in minutes.
5. Roasted Chickpea Fall Salad
This delicious Roasted Chickpea Fall Salad is crisp and hearty! Made with chopped kale, crunchy pepitas, walnuts, pomegranate arils, dried cranberries and chickpeas roasted with oil, turmeric, cumin, and cinnamon, this salad is one of the BEST for fall. Top it off with a sweet or savory vinaigrette and enjoy!
6. Sweet Potato Fennel Salad w/ Quinoa & Chickpeas
Ready to add something unique and delicious into your weekly dinner routine? Try this Sweet Potato Fennel Salad made with quinoa and chickpeas. It’s delicious and hearty, making it perfect for a satisfying, nutritious meal!
7. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
This simple Mediterranean chickpea salad is the perfect summer salad that you’ll be making over and over again. It makes a healthy, filling, and delicious lunch and the leftovers on the next day are even more flavorful! Ready in just 15 minutes!
8. Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Bowls
These Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Bowls are loaded with sweet and tangy buffalo sauce flavors and are perfect for healthy lunches or meal prep. Whip up this easy recipe in just 30 minutes or less!
9. Broccoli & Chickpea Rainbow Power Bowls
Savory and delicious. Make these easy Broccoli & Chickpea Rainbow Power Bowls for a yummy meal that is loaded with nutrition!
10. Vegan Turmeric Quinoa Power Bowls
Combine turmeric quinoa with fresh kale, turmeric roasted potatoes, crispy paprika chickpeas, and a delicious avocado for the most epic Vegan Turmeric Quinoa Power Bowls!
11. Vegan Chickpea & Sweet Potato Bowls
Vegan Chickpea & Sweet Potato Bowls loaded with lentils, arugula, broccoli, tahini, and basically anything else you want to add to them! So delicious and perfect for a weeknight dinner or meal prep lunch.
12. Harissa Veggie Bowl
The best flavors are in this Harissa Veggie Bowl recipe! Easy to put together and perfect for a quick weeknight meal.
13. Vegan Winter Spiced Chickpea Power Bowl
The good thing about chickpea recipes is that they’re perfect for both summer AND winter! When the weather’s cold outside, cozy up with these Vegan Winter Spiced Chickpea Power Bowls that everyone will love.
14. Korean BBQ Chickpea Bowls
Korean BBQ Chickpea Bowls make a great healthy lunch or dinner! The bowls are loaded with roasted chickpeas and lots of delicious and colorful vegetables. You will love this quick and easy meal!
Chickpea Soup Recipes
15. The BEST Vegan Chili Recipe
Easy to make and perfect for dinner tonight. This classic and delicious Vegan Chili recipe is the BEST and one that the entire family will love!
16. Lentil Turmeric Detox Soup
Wholesome, warm, savory, broth-y Lentil Turmeric Detox Soup with delicious chickpeas and broccoli. The result? A recipe that’s SO good and a perfect way to kick off a healthy eating routine!
17. Easy Vegetarian Summer Chili
Easy Vegetarian Summer Chili that’s savory, hearty, and perfect for a quick and delicious summer weeknight dinner. This recipe is also vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free!
18. Vegan Minestrone Soup
Easy Vegan Minestrone Soup that’s ready in under 1 hour! Made with veggies, diced tomatoes and pasta, this soup is comfort in a bowl. It’s a great way to get the whole family to eat vegetables, and it makes for the best leftovers.
19. Lemony Greek Chickpea Soup
Lemony Greek Chickpea Soup with orzo and fresh vegetables in a fragrant, silky broth. This vibrant vegetarian soup, inspired by Avgolemono Soup, is protein-packed and ready in just over 30 minutes.
20. Chickpea Soup with Spinach & Parmesan
Looking for comfort food that’s hearty, delicious, and still wholesome? This Chickpea Soup with spinach and parmesan is what dreams are made of!
21. The BEST Coconut Lentil & Chickpea Curry
The BEST Coconut Lentil & Chickpea Curry that’s creamy, sweet, savory, spicy, and pairs perfectly with rice. Top it off with basil for the perfect, easy, healthy dinner recipe! This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
22. Baked Sweet Potatoes w/ Chickpeas & Broccoli Pesto
Mix it up with these Baked Sweet Potatoes! Topped with roasted chickpeas and a broccoli pesto that takes things to another level, this recipe is made to impress. It’s truly one of the BEST chickpea recipes!
23. Easy Vegan Potato Curry
This hearty and delicious Vegan Potato Curry is INCREDIBLY easy to make! Savory, spicy, and with a touch a sweet, the flavors of this crowd-pleasing potato curry are so yummy. Adjust the spicy level to your taste and have this potato curry recipe on the table in 30 minutes or less!
24. Chickpea Fritters
Mediterranean Chickpea Fritters are quick and easy with a few simple ingredients. Serve as an appetizer or with a salad – great for meal prep!
25. Sweet & Sour Cashew and Chickpea Fried Rice
Savory, sweet, and sour fried rice topped with glazed cashews and chickpeas. This recipe for Sweet & Sour Cashew and Chickpea Fried Rice is so simple, easy, and will be ready in no time.
26. Vegan Sticky Sesame Chickpea Recipe
Easy, delicious, and packed with plant-based protein, this Vegan Sesame Chickpea recipe makes for a fast and tasty dinner that the entire family will love. It is prepared in only 15 minutes and is great for prepping ahead!
Chickpea Pasta Recipes
27. Garlic Chickpea Spaghetti Squash
Garlic chickpeas, red sauce, and freshly baked spaghetti squash make for a low-carb weeknight dinner that everyone will love!
28. Lightened-Up Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese
One of my favorite ways to incorporate chickpeas into weeknight pasta recipes is to use chickpea pasta! Make this Lightened-Up Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese recipe for a delicious meal that even littles ones will adore.
29. Turmeric Sweet Potato Pasta Salad
All things easy, delicious, and healthy. This Turmeric Sweet Potato Pasta Salad will take your fall dinner to another level!
30. Mushroom & Spinach Pasta Bake
There’s nothing like this Mushroom & Spinach Pasta Bake taken to another level with delicious and hearty chickpea pasta. The best healthy weeknight dinner!
31. Linguine with Crisp Chickpeas and Rosemary
Crispy chickpeas, fresh rosemary, and delicious linguine. This recipe is great for an inspired, next-level meal!
32. The BEST Easy Vegan Meatballs
Top chickpea-based spaghetti with these Easy Vegan Meatballs! Made from black beans, mushrooms, walnuts, and olive oil, this recipe is delicious, easy to make, healthy, and perfect for dinner tonight!
30+ Best Chickpea Recipes
- 1 lb dried chickpeas
- Soak the chickpeas for at least 30 minutes before cooking (or up to overnight).
- Place the chickpeas in a pot or dutch oven and cover with water by about an inch.
- Bring the water to a simmer and add salt.
- Simmer for about 1.5 to 2 hours, checking and stirring occasionally.
- Once the chickpeas are soft, drain the excess water and store in the refrigerator for up to a week!
- Slow Cooker: You can also make these in the slow cooker! Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours.
- Store homemade chickpeas in the refrigerator for 5-7 days or freeze for up to 3 months!
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