Chickpea Recipes

Also known as garbanzo, these beans are protein-packed and make great salads, soups, stews, hummus, burgers and even flour. Find here delicious recipes!

Staff Picks

Carrot-Chickpea Burgers

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.

Cashew-Chickpea Salad with Cabbage Slaw

Along with being just plain delicious, this healthy salad is a lesson in synergy: when vitamin C–rich fruits like mandarin oranges and strawberries are eaten with greens and nuts, they help to make the iron in the latter ingredients more bioavailable. 

Broiled Yogurt-Marinated Chicken and Chickpeas

In this easy weeknight dinner, chicken thighs get a kick from a quick yogurt-lime marinade before being nestled on a baking sheet with spiced carrots and chickpeas and broiled to perfection. 

Guacamole Hummus

Rating: 3.5 stars 256
Can't decide between hummus and guacamole? This recipe, courtesy of Catherine Teniente from San Antonio, Texas, allows you to have it both ways in this bright, creamy dip.

Hummus Without Tahini

Greek yogurt imparts a silky texture to this hummus without tahini.

Italian Chicken Minestrone

Rating: 3.5 stars 72
This chicken soup is loaded with kale, zucchini, chickpeas and carrots for a hearty meal.

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Rating: 3 stars 38
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.

Broccoli and Chickpea Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 92
Scallions, parsley, and pine nuts dot this nutritious salad.

Cauliflower-and-Chickpea Pitas with Creamy Yogurt Sauce

Eating more plant-based meals just got easier, and even healthier. This falafel-inspired pita sandwich gets its crunch from chickpeas that are roasted, not fried. A bright, zippy lime-jalapeño yogurt sauce is drizzled on right before digging in and compliments both the crunchy chickpeas and spiced roasted cauliflower. 

Three-Bean Pasta Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 137
Easy and summery, this Three-Bean Pasta Salad is a side that's great for your next cookout or picnic.

Quick Chickpea Curry

Rating: 4 stars 142
This fiber-rich, meatless, and low-sodium meal is delicious with rice or warm whole-wheat pitas.

Inspiration and Ideas

30 Ways to Turn Beans, Chickpeas, and Lentils Into Dinner
Legumes are great meat substitutes: They're packed with protein, sustainable, affordable, easy to cook, and delicious. Can you tell that we love them?
Roasted-Vegetable Couscous Bowl

Yes, you can cook couscous in the oven! It's added to the sheet pan after the chickpeas, cauliflower, and carrots spiced with ras el hanout have roasted for a spell. Feta, cilantro, and a squeeze of lemon help bring all the flavors together.