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    The 35 BEST Chickpea Recipes

    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, or garbanzo bean recipes.

    The Best Chickpea Recipes:

    1. Falafel

    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

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    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…

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    6. Lablabi (Tunisian Chickpea Soup)

    Lablabi is a simple yet hearty Tunisian soup made of chickpeas, bread and warm seasonings, which gets jazzed up with a variety of toppings.

    Get the Recipe: Lablabi

    7. 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!!

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    8. 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.

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    9. 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.

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    10. 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…

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    11. 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.

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    12. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ themediterraneandish

    13. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    14. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    15. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ nourishandfete

    16. 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.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    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!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    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. 

    Get the Recipe @ teaforturmeric

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ asaucykitchen

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ plantbasedcooking

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ thekitchn

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ themediterraneandish

    24. Koshari

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ amiraspantry

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ chelseasmessyapron

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ jessicainthekitchen

    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!

    Get the Recipe @ walktoeat

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ sweetandsorrel

    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!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ minimalistbaker

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingformysoul

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ ministryofcurry

    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.

    Get the Recipe @ minimalistbaker

    34. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    35. 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!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    We hope you enjoy these great Chickpea Recipes as much as we do.

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    The 35 BEST Chickpea Recipes

    This collection of easy Chickpea Recipes show how versatile those nutrient packed garbanzo beans can be. We love this homemade hummus:


    • 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


      1. Soak and cook chickpeas according to package directions, if using dried. If using canned, boil for additional 20 minutes to soften. Remove skins.
      2. 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.
      3. 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.
      4. Taste and adjust the lemon juice, cumin and salt according to your taste.
      5. 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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