21 Chickpea Recipes to Make with a can of Garbanzo Beans!

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!

21+ Vegetarian Chickpea Recipes Collage

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!

Vegetarian Garden Veggie Chickpea Salad Sandwich

1. Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

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.

It’s great with crackers, on top of a salad, or slapped on a sandwich! I even have a few other varieties such as a Tomato Basil Chickpea Salad Sandwich and Cranberry Walnut Chickpea Salad Sandwich.

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup with Crispy Parmesan Chickpeas!

2. Creamy Tomato Soup with Crispy Parmesan Chickpeas

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!

Vegan Sweet and Sour Chickpeas

3. Sweet and Sour Chickpeas

A vegan twist on this take-out classic, Sweet and Sour Chickpeas are speedy, saucy, and a little bit spicy!

Buffalo Chickpea Veggie Burgers

4. Buffalo Chickpea Veggie Burgers

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!

Roasted Broccoli Chickpea Arugula Salad

5. Roasted Broccoli Chickpea Arugula Salad

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!

Healthy Spiralized Sweet + Sour Thai Cucumber Salad with Carrots, Chickpeas, and Cilantro!

6. Chickpea Thai Salad with Carrot and Cucumber Noodles

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!

Lemon Orzo Soup with Chickpeas

7. Chickpea Lemon Orzo Soup

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!

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Cranberries

8. Roasted Butternut Kale Salad with Cranberries and and Chickpeas

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.

Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Sandwich on Angelic Bakehouse Sprouted Grain Bread

9. Buffalo Chickpea Sandwich

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.

Easy Roasted Shawarma Chickpeas

10. Crispy Roasted Shawarma Chickpeas

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

11. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Chickpeas

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!

Chickpea Shawarma Bowls with Tahini Sauce

12. Chickpea Shawarma Grain Bowls

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.

Sriracha Roasted Chickpeas

13. Sriracha Roasted Chickpeas

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.

Buffalo Chickpea Tacos

14. Buffalo Chickpea Tacos

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.

Greek Chickpea Salad

16. Greek Chickpea Salad

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!

Buffalo Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potato

15. Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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.

Marinated Chickpeas

17. Marinated Chickpeas

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

18. Spicy Chickpea Veggie Burgers

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!

Taco Hummus with Pico de Gallo

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.

Tomato Quinoa Salad

20. Tomato Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas

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 Chickpea Salad

21. Buffalo Chickpea Salad Recipe

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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