Grab a can of chickpeas and meet me in the kitchen! Today I’m sharing 21 awesome chickpea recipes that go way beyond a bowl of hummus.
From salads to sandwiches to the ULTIMATE chickpea burgers, these easy peasy chickpea recipes are ready to rock your plate!
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, have been a long-time staple in my pantry.
They’re easy to cook, crazy versatile, and can lend an amazing array of flavor, fiber, and protein to any dish they’re added to.
Below you’ll find our all-time favorite chickpea recipes featuring soups, salads, sandwiches, veggie burgers, tacos, and more!
One of my most popular recipes hands-down is the Garden Veggie Chickpea Salad Sandwich. It features flaked chickpeas (shredded in either a food processor or mashed with a fork) and a bevvy of veggies and herbs, all tossed in a tasty sauce.
Chickpeas kissed with a medley of garlic and parmesan are roasted to crispy perfection and topped on the most amazing creamy tomato soup. The combination is epic!
A vegan twist on this take-out classic, Sweet and Sour Chickpeas are speedy, saucy, and a little bit spicy!
Making a crave-worthy veggie burger is easier than you think! Amp up the flavor with these Buffalo Chickpea Veggie Burgers.
Chickpeas make the ultimate base for plant-based veggie burgers!
This tasty Broccoli and Chickpea Arugula Salad is tossed with a healthy homemade lemon dressing and ready to rock your salad game. Roasting the chickpeas alongside the broccoli is a total game changer!
This chickpea studded spiralized salad is good. REAL GOOD. As in, “ohmygosh I can’t stop stuffing this in my face!” good. We make it a lot and the chickpeas add some awesome protein and texture!
This comforting Chickpea Lemon Orzo Soup is lusciously creamy and made dairy-free with no cream at all! This tasty vegetarian soup is a new family favorite of ours and I can’t wait for you to try it!
Traditionally made with chicken, replacing the poultry with chickpea makes a lighter, healthier swap!
In addition to being deliciously healthy and loaded with superfoods, this roasted butternut squash kale salad is filling, flavorful, and totally crave-worthy!
As many of you already know, I’ve been known to devour an entire tray of roasted chickpeas in a sitting, so using them as a salad topper here was a total no-brainer. I’m loving the crispy spiced chickpeas alongside the leafy kale, tender butternut squash, and sweet yet deliciously tart cranberries.
This tasty vegan Buffalo Chickpea Sandwich is ready to step up your sandwich game! This plant-based powerhouse features a zesty mashed chickpea salad and enough veggies to make your mama happy.
Transform an unsuspecting can of chickpeas into a crispity crunchity flavor bomb that’s perfect for topping and for snacking! These crispy roasted shawarma chickpeas are addictively delicious!
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is a cold-weather staple! We love this silky butternut soup served with spicy roasted chickpeas for extra flavor. Vegan, Vegetarian, and T-Rex toppings available, so there’s something for everyone!
These Chickpea Shawarma Bowls make healthy eating a breeze! Each tasty vegetarian grain bowl is loaded with fresh veggies, crispy chickpeas, and topped with an easy peasy tahini sauce.
Let a little fire in on the fun with these Sriracha Roasted Chickpeas! They’re great for snacking and taste amazing on top of salads, hummus, and grain bowls too.
These spicy Buffalo Chickpea Tacos are quick, easy, and totally tasty! Chickpeas make an excellent swap for meat in tacos and can be served in soft flour or crunchy corn tortillas.
Loaded with fresh veggies and tossed in a light homemade dressing, this tasty Greek Chickpea Salad makes sticking to a vegetarian meal plan a breeze!
Stuffed sweet potatoes are basically their own food group around here! They’re a crazy easy option for a hearty meal during the week, and you can even prep ahead by baking your sweet potatoes in advance and reheating as needed with an array of tasty toppings.
Flavorful Marinated Chickpeas transform a plain can of garbanzo beans into the most magical and delicious side dish! Both vegan and vegetarian versions available.
Spicy chickpea veggie burgers with jalapeño and zucchini, topped with a tasty honey-lime slaw and fiery Sriracha mayo. These are my tastiest (and spiciest) veggie burgers yet!
19. Taco Hummus
Grab some chickpeas and make this tasty taco hummus! It makes a fun party appetizer to share with friends or a great snack for the family to faceplant into after school or work.
It’s time to add another tasty chickpea recipe to our meal prep game!
This Tomato Quinoa Salad is fast, flavorful, and easily made in advance for speedy lunches and sides for work, school, or home!
Buffalo-sauced eats don’t have to be unhealthy and salads can be anything but boring! This Buffalo Chickpea Salad is super easy to make, loaded with veggies, and delivers a much needed high-five to the tastebuds.
If you get a chance to try any of these tasty chickpea recipes, let me know!
Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!
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