Try this easy plant-based main that will give a whole new meaning to burger night and is also just right for a casual Meatless Monday dinner. Egg, panko, and cooked white rice work together to bind chickpeas and grated carrots together into a sturdy, flippable patty. Minced garlic and cilantro boost the natural earthy flavors of this burger that doesn't need a bun. Serve with lettuce leaves for wrapping.
Spiced Chickpea and Tomato Soup
Thanks to the soup's garlic and red chiles, you'll be warmed up in no time.
Quick Chickpea Curry
This fiber-rich, meatless, and low-sodium meal is delicious with rice or warm whole-wheat pitas.
Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas
These versatile legumes are full of protein, fiber, and iron. Roast them up for a snack you can keep handy for up to a week.
Chickpea and Butternut Squash Stew
Cooking your own chickpeas heightens the flavor of this dish. Cooking 3/4 cup of dried beans will yield enough for the stew. If you use canned, be sure to drain and rinse them.
Perfectly Balanced Hummus
Few dishes are as versatile as hummus—the creamy chickpea-and-tahini purée makes a great dip for crackers and crudité, a flavorful spread on a pita sandwich, or a plush landing pad for herbs, vegetables, and even meat. This recipe is from Brooklyn-based chef Einat Admony and is featured in her cookbook, Shuk ($27.54, amazon.com).