Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are so healthy, budget friendly and versatile. That’s why we compiled this collection of easy Chickpea Recipes for you to cook.
You’ll find easy sides, tasty appetizers, healthy salads, hearty mains and so much more in this delicious chickpea recipes list. Who knew those humble legumes could be used in so many ways?
Plus, they’re super nutritious, packed with antioxidants, fiber, protein, and healthy carbohydrates. It’s so easy to feed your family a healthy meal that’s easy on the wallet.
Cook your way through all of these tasty chickpea recipes, you’re sure to find some new favorite chickpea recipes!
The Best Chickpea Recipes:
Let’s start this list with a great and very popular chickpea recipe among all vegetarians and vegans. Falafel is popular Middle Eastern street food, and you’ll be amazed how easy they are to make at home. They are great with pita bread and tzatziki sauce
2. Homemade Hummus
Hummus… this luscious, creamy dip is everyone’s favorite. The richness of tahini and chickpeas blended with tangy fresh lemon juice, a tiny hint of garlic and some toasty pine nuts.
Put it on the table and see your guest gets drawn towards it, itching to scoop it with some pita or other crunchies…
3. Three Bean Salad
This easy Three Bean Salad recipe is a summertime potluck classic. But it goes so well with so many things, we love it all year long!
Fresh green beans are mixed with garbanzo beans and kidney beans, then all get tossed with a tangy dressing. It’s tasty, budget friendly, and a surefire hit.
4. Moroccan Couscous
This Moroccan Couscous recipe is a great side dish full of flavorful ingredients. It can be a summer staple alongside your favorite grilled meats.
5. Espinacas con Garbanzos
This classic Spanish tapas is a great addition to your appetizer spread. Hearty chick peas and fresh spinach are cooked in a cozy sauce of tomatoes, onions and exotic spices. One of our very favorite tapas recipes!
6. Balela Salad (Middle Eastern Bean Salad)
Let me present you Balela deliciousness!! So colorful, so easy, so refreshing… This hearty colorful salad comes from many Middle Eastern countries and is bursting with flavors and textures.
Chickpeas, black beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, parsley, mint… what’s not to like!!
7. Harissa Chicken
Harissa Chicken is a hugely flavorful dish using my new favorite flavor bomb, North African harissa.
This recipe is a one pot wonder with chicken, potatoes, carrots and chickpeas, and it takes only a few minutes of your hands on time.
8. Loaded Layered Hummus Dip
Dress up your hummus like never before… Get that scooping going with this beautiful, bright and colorful Layered Hummus Dip.
This luscious loaded hummus is perfect for your party or potluck appetizer.
9. Rainbow Pasta Salad
Make this colorful pasta for your everyday easy lunches, as a side to some Italian meal or a quick fix for all the potluck parties or get togethers.
You can’t get easier than this Rainbow Pasta Salad. We love the final touch of feta in there…
10. Harira (Moroccan Lentil & Chickpea Soup)
Harira is a delightfully flavorful Moroccan soup full of lentils, chickpeas, lamb, and an array of veggies and exotic spices. It is especially popular during Ramadan.
11. Tomato and Chickpea Chili
Tomato and Chickpea Chili is a great meatless dinner option. It’s full of hearty ingredients and warm flavors. You can cook it in your sow cooker, or on stovetop.
12. Chickpea Tomato Salad
This Chickpea Tomato Salad is a quick and easy side dish you can throw together in no time. It will make a great addition to your potluck spread.
13. Lemon Orzo Chickpea Soup
Lemon Orzo Chickpea Soup is a cozy bowl perfect for a chilly day. It’s a meatless spin on the popular Greek avgolemono soup.
14. Tuscan Chickpea Stew
We just love this Mediterranean with this Tuscan Chickpea Stew.
It’s a hearty a flavorful meal that only takes a few minutes of hands on time, and really shows how simple ingredients can come together to make something wonderful.
15. Chickpea Curry
This easy Chickpea Curry is so simple to make, with just a few ingredients, and tastes amazing. It has a cozy coconut milk base, and goes great with a pile of hot rice.
16. Avocado Chickpea Tuna Salad
Now here’s an easy lunch or light dinner idea for you… This Avocado Chickpea Tuna Salad is a nutritious, protein packed meal that you can throw together in minutes. Plus, it tastes great!
17. Greek Chickpea Salad
Here’s your classic Greek salad with a twist… chickpeas! The addition turns a great side into a light meatless main, and the homemade dressing is just perfect!
18. Authentic Chana Masala (Indian Chickpea Curry)
This chickpea curry, aka chana masala, is a fine example of why Indian cuisine is the way to go if you are thinking of going meatless. The great thing is, it doesn’t need to be spicy and hot, just as much as you like.
19. Mediterranean Chickpea Stew With Spinach & Feta
If you need a tasty and nutritious meal on the table in a hurry, this Mediterranean Chickpea Stew With Spinach & Feta recipe is your answer. It cooks up in only about 20 minutes.
20. Moroccan Chickpea Vegetable Tagine
Brimming with sweet and savory flavors, this Moroccan Chickpea Tagine is super fragrant as soon as you start making it.
Thanks to all the earthy exotic spices like coriander, cumin, cinnamon, and ginger, this stew takes on some amazing flavors from the exotic land called Morocco.
21. Buddha Bowl
We love these gorgeous Buddha Bowls. They’re so flavorful, have a variety of textures, and a very versatile. This is one of our favorite chickpea recipes.
22. Crispy Roasted Chickpeas in the Oven
Once you know how to roast chickpeas, you’ll be doing it all the time! They’re a great addition to salads, and make perfect healthy snacks to munch on.
23. Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Stew
Here’s another easy and hearty stew for you to make. This one is full of roasted cauliflower and chickpeas. It’s perfect with couscous, rice or crusty bread.
Koshari is one of the national dishes of Egypt, and is beloved at home and as a street food.
It features lentils, rice, vermicelli, chickpeas, tomato sauce, cumin sauce and savory crispy onions. Although it has a long list of components, it doesn’t take much hands on time.
25. Garbanzo Bean Salad
So simple, yet so satisfying, this Garbanzo Bean Salad is the perfect summertime lunch or side dish. The vibrant homemade Italian dressing really ties everything together.
26. Chickpea Tikka Masala
Chickpea Tikka Masala is a meatless twist on one of the most popular Indian curries. Made with pantry staple ingredients, this flavor packed dish comes together in about 35 minutes.
27. Easy Shakshuka with Chickpeas
Shakshuka is a flavorful Middle Eastern dish with eggs cooked in a well seasoned tomato sauce. This recipe adds chickpeas, which brings the dish to a whole new level!
28. Doubles Recipe
Doubles are a Trinidadian street food staple. This doubles recipe features curried chickpeas stuffed between two lightly fried baras (hence the name doubles!). Think chickpea sandwich with lots of flavor. A delicious combination that’s packed with flavor.
29. Chickpea Tacos
It’s taco time! Give everyone’s favorite handheld fun meal a meatless twist.
These chickpea tacos are seasoned with a homemade taco seasoning, and topped with a creamy cilantro dressing. So good!
30. Chickpea Noodle Soup
Here’s a totally vegetarian twist on the traditional chicken noodle soup… Chickpea Noodle Soup! It’s so satisfyingly, plus it’s easy to make in one pot.
31. Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant
These Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplants will be one of your favorite ways to use chickpeas! They are especially great for lunch or as a light main course.
The dish is super flavorful and absolutely delicious.
32. Chana Saag – Curried Chickpeas with Spinach
Chana Saag is a creamy, Indian curry made with chickpeas, spinach and plenty of spices and aromatics. Serve with naan bread or white rice.
33. Spicy Buffalo Chickpea Wraps
These wraps have spicy buffalo chickpeas, along with veggies and hummus, all wrapped in a delicious flour tortilla.
This wrap is so delicious, easy and quick.
34. Sweet Potato Chickpea Coconut Curry
This Sweet Potato Chickpea Coconut Curry is an amazing combination of flavors, with coconut milk, a variety of veggies, and plenty of aromatics and spices. Give this one a try for some cozy night!
35. How to Cook Chickpeas
Now rounding this Chickpea recipes list with a basic guide on how to cook chickpeas. Starting with dried garbanzos, the post shows you how to cook them on stovetop, or in an instant pot or slow cooker.
We hope you enjoy these great Chickpea Recipes as much as we do.
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- 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas or 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1 .5 to 2 lemons, juiced
- 2 medium cloves garlic
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 3-4 Tbsp cold water
- ½ tsp cumin
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 Tbsp toasted pine nuts - divided
- Pinch of paprika
- Soak and cook chickpeas according to package directions, if using dried. If using canned, boil for additional 20 minutes to soften. Remove skins.
- Mix tahini, cold water, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, half of pine nuts, cumin and salt in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Add chickpeas and puree for 3-4 minutes, stopping a few times to scrape the hummus down off the sides of the blender. Blend until ultrasmooth. If needed, add additional cold water to get that creamy smoothhummus.
- Taste and adjust the lemon juice, cumin and salt according to your taste.
- Scoop the hummus into a bowl. Make a well, or some design into the hummus with a spoon. Drizzle in additional olive oil. Garnish with paprika and remaining pine nuts.
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