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!

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Hummus Without Tahini

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

Instant Pot Turkey Chili

Browning the ground turkey and aromatics on the "sauté" setting of the Instant Pot before simmering is essential for depth of flavor in this one-hour chili.
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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.

Spiced Chickpea and Tomato Soup

Rating: 3.94 stars
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Thanks to the soup's garlic and red chiles, you'll be warmed up in no time.

Italian Chicken Minestrone

Rating: 3.63 stars
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This chicken soup is loaded with kale, zucchini, chickpeas and carrots for a hearty meal.

Quick Chickpea Curry

Rating: 3.89 stars
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This fiber-rich, meatless, and low-sodium meal is delicious with rice or warm whole-wheat pitas.

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Rating: 2.76 stars
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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

Rating: 3.45 stars
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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.

Chicken and Chickpea Soup

Rating: 4.06 stars
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Cumin, coriander, and cinnamon give this easy soup an exotic Moroccan flavor. With bits of tender chicken and carrots, it makes a satisfying lunch. 

Broccoli and Chickpea Salad

Rating: 3.55 stars
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Scallions, parsley, and pine nuts dot this nutritious salad.

Perfectly Balanced Hummus

Rating: 3.18 stars
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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).
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Inspiration and Ideas


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.