Healthy & Delicious Recipes Using a Can of Chickpeas


So excited to share some incredible new ways to use one of my favorite pantry staples: chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans. I’ve always loved cooking with chickpeas because of how versatile and nutrient-dense they are. This roundup is filled with 30 different, easy ways to use a can of chickpeas, so get ready for some new favorite recipes to add to your menu this week.

Reasons to love cooking with chickpeas

  1. They’re inexpensive – a can is usually under $2.
  2. Yes, you can eat chickpeas raw! This makes them easy for throwing into salads and other cold recipes.
  3. They’re neutral in flavor, which makes them super versatile. Add your favorite sauces and spices to your chickpea recipes and they’ll easily take on the delicious flavors.
  4. They’re a great plant-based protein source with about 6g of protein and fiber per serving. You can swap chickpeas in for tons of different meat recipes.
  5. Chickpeas are the perfect way to add texture. Toss them or blend them into curries and soups for a creamy texture without adding cream or milk.

What can you make with chickpeas?

The options are truly endless! In this roundup you’ll find cold chickpea recipes like salads and wraps, plenty of cozy soups, chilis and curries, plus a few baked goods using chickpeas to satisfy your sweet tooth. I included plenty of vegan chickpea recipes, a few with meat and tons of gluten and grain free options, so there’s something for everyone here.

Should we start eating chickpeas for every meal of the day? Why not!

I know you’re going to love these delicious, healthy recipes using chickpeas. If you make any, be sure to head to the recipe to leave a comment & rating so I know how you liked it! It encourages others to try out the recipe, too. Enjoy, xo!

Spicy Cashew Thai Chickpea Broccoli Salad

Protein-packed chickpea recipes: roasted chickpeas in a jar

4 Ingredient Mustard Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Avocado Tomato Chickpea Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Fluffy Flourless Peanut Butter Chickpea Muffins

Butternut Squash, Chickpea & Lentil Moroccan Stew

chickpea quinoa salad in a bowl

Roasted Veggie, Chickpea & Pesto Quinoa Salad

Chickpea Apple Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

Healing Lemongrass Chickpea Thai Green Curry with Toasted Coconut Brown Rice

chickpea flour chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet

Chickpea Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nourishing Yellow Chickpea Pumpkin Curry with Coconut Brown Rice

chickpea and brussels sprouts stir fry on a plate

Kung Pao Chickpea & Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry

black bean chickpea salad in a bowl

Middle Eastern Chickpea & Black Bean Salad

Mama’s Chickpeas in Sofrito with Arroz con Gandules

chickpea chopped salad in a glass bowl

9. Healthy Chicken Chickpea Chopped Salad

cauliflower chickpea curry in a skillet

Thai Peanut Coconut Cauliflower Chickpea Curry

Vegan & Gluten Free Curry Chickpea Pot Pie with Sweet Potato ‘Crust’

chickpea chicken soup in two bowls

Golden Turmeric Chickpea Chicken Soup

Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies with Sea Salt

Vegan Pecan Apple Chickpea Salad Wraps

One Pot Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Salad

pesto chickpea salad on a plate

Easy Mediterranean Pesto Chickpea Salad

Chopped Thai Chickpea Salad with Curry Peanut Dressing

chickpea chicken soup in a bowl with tortilla chips

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Chickpea Chili

Vegan Curried Broccoli Chickpea Salad

smashed chickpea sandwiches

Smashed Chickpea Avocado Salad Sandwich with Cranberries + Lemon

Healthy White Chicken Chili

Greek Chickpea Chicken Salad

sesame orange ginger chickpea stir fry in a pan

Healthy Sesame-Orange Ginger Chickpea Stir-Fry

chickpea flour banana bread sliced

Chickpea Flour Banana Bread

The Easiest Chopped Chickpea Greek Salad

I know you’re going to love these delicious, healthy recipes using chickpeas. If you make any, be sure to head to the recipe to leave a comment & rating so I know how you liked it! It encourages others to try out the recipe, too. Enjoy, xo!



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