Or less…alright, one actually takes longer. The point is, you’re going to love these healthy and easy chickpea recipes! They’re so versatile, fast and amazing. We’ve got vegan chickpea dinner recipes that you can make in one pan, healthy chickpea salads, a comforting chickpea soup and even a vegan chickpea dessert. And so much more! So if you’ve got some canned chickpeas in your pantry, get them out and try some of these amazing, yet simple vegetarian recipes.
Healthy And Easy Chickpea Recipes
Didn’t want to point it out, but there’s a competition on this blog: lentils vs. chickpeas. And it turns out, chickpeas win, guys. I’ve been making so many healthy meals and recipes with garbanzo beans, it’s insane. Probably because I always have a few cans of chickpeas around. Finish one, buy three. That’s the squirrel motto. They’re just so easy to use and so filling in Mediterranean recipes, spicy dishes, soups, salads…really anywhere.
Today I wanted to celebrate the chickpeas win, by creating a little collection of some of my favorite hearty meals that happen to be made with chickpeas. I usually use canned chickpeas when I cook, because convenience, but you can totally use dried chickpeas that you’ve soaked and cooked yourself. So if you’ve ever wondered what to do with canned chickpeas, from now on, this is the place you come to when you need ideas.
Easy Chickpea Dinner Ideas
This healthy vegan dinner is so quick and so good! Chop up some bell pepper, zucchini, add garlic and tomato to your canned chickpeas and you’re halfway there. Recipe here.
A warming vegan soup that you can make with very few ingredients in 20 minutes on a cold day? Yes, I want it. Recipe here.
These vegan wraps are delicious! Like, seriously delicious and you have to try them. Use different tortillas to make them gluten-free or more high-fiber. Recipe here.
Broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes, garlic all made it into this tasty and quick chickpea skillet. Recipe here.
If making falafel is too much for you too for just a wrap, make these vegan Mediterranean wraps! They’re filled with hummus, chickpeas, a fresh salad and are so flavorful and really easy and fast! Recipe here.
These curried chickpea wraps are so good, light, yet full of flavor. Pair with some mashed avocado or garlicky tahini sauce for a quick and simple meal.
Canned chickpeas, feta cheese, olives and garlic are just some of the ingredients in this healthy vegetarian dinner. Recipe here.
Chickpeas, green beans and spinach all come together to make this quick high-protein vegan recipe. It’s spicy, it’s flavorful and it’s so yummy. Recipe here.
If you’ve already made the skillet, why not wrap it in a tortilla with some avocado sauce and extra vegetables. Recipe here.
Vegan Chickpea Power Bowls
The star of the show…this Mediterranean bowl is slowly getting pretty full of itself, everybody loves it and wants to take it home…Cannot blame, it’s pretty amazing with that hummus, tzatziki and salad…Recipe here.
This is a recipe you can whip up with chickpeas, artichokes, vegetables and hummus for lunch when you don’t know what to eat and you’ll be surprised at how good it is! Recipe here.
I’d say, this is one of my favorite lunches ever. 10/10. With avocado, hummus, herbed chickpeas, a fresh salad…Spicy, healthy, flavorful, so quick, so easy and filling. Recipe here.
Adding some roasted vegetables can seriously elevate a meal. Pair with some chickpeas, fresh vegetables, herbs and sprinkle garlicky cashew sauce all over to make these flavorful chickpea bowls. Recipe here.
Healthy Chickpea Salads
This salad is perfect for summer when you have tons of sweet and juicy tomatoes. Basil, onions, toasted sesame seeds and even a carrot also make it into this chickpea salad. It’s a surprising combination that works perfectly. Recipe here.
Fresh, filling, savory and just delicious! This salad with chickpeas, avocado and feta needs no dressing and is so refreshing for lunch! Recipe here.
This vegan sandwich salad has a surprising ingredient, which is a peach, sorry for the spoiler, but it tastes so good in there. Recipe here.
This is such a healthy, vibrant and tasty chickpea salad! It’s a great side dish, but also a super easy lunch idea for summer. Recipe here.
Basil, cucumber, chickpeas, tomatoes, bell pepper and some scallions all make it into this healthy Mediterranean salad. Recipe here.
You will love this mashed salad on some toasted bread, or the lighter version: in a lettuce wrap. Recipe here.
…and arugula, fresh mint, onions and peppers…this salad is filling, fresh and delicious. Recipe here.
Quick Vegetarian Chickpea Snacks
These mashed chickpeas are great on some toasted bread! And you don’t actually need to mash them, just put everything into a food processor, pulse and it’s ready. The recipe is great for a snack, lunch or even dinner if you add some salad on the side. Recipe here.
I love these patties! They’re a great vegetarian snack, or lunch, or dinner when served with some salad, hummus and a garlicky sauce! Recipe here.
Now, yes, this is an actual dessert made with chickpeas and you need to try it! You are going to love these peanut butter blondies and won’t even know there are chickpeas in the recipe. You can find the instructions here.
You can make these chickpeas in no time with some tomatoes or tomato paste, garlic, olive oil and some herbs. Serve on some toasted bread for a quick and easy meal. Recipe here.
Ah, yes, you can also make hummus using garbanzo beans, I forgot. Here’s how I make it.
If you thought tofu and eggs were the only two things you can scramble, you need to try this! It’s better. Recipe here.
Add Chickpeas To Your Daily Diet
As you can see adding chickpeas to your diet can be really easy and super delicious! Garbanzo beans are a high-fiber high-protein food and that means that they’re great to keep you full for longer periods of time. So if you’re looking to add more fiber or protein to your diet, especially if you’re following a vegetarian diet – chickpeas are a great choice. They also have a low glycemic index, are rich in vitamins, minerals and have a moderate amount of calories.
I hope you found some new healthy meal ideas and are going to love these tasty vegetarian and vegan chickpea recipes. Let me know how you like them if you do!
More Vegetarian Recipes
- 2 cups canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- Bunch basil
- Bunch parsley
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 egg
- 1 carrot, grated
- ½ onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 tsp salt or to taste
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp black pepper
- oil for frying
For more details, find the original recipe here.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g