Canned chickpeas are a diverse pantry staple that can be used in a variety of recipes. Season and oven-roast them to create a flavorful snack. Or use this versatile bean to make burger patties, falafels, meatballs, curries, salads, and more. Included are 27 vegan chickpea recipes to choose from and they aren’t hummus!
You probably have a can, or 2, of chickpeas in your pantry, which is why you are here. Well you’re in luck because I’ve rounded up 27 amazing vegan chickpea recipes for an easier search.
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Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are nutrient-packed. They’re also a great source of protein and fiber making them a healthier replacement for meat. Their creamy texture and nutty-bean flavor pairs well with a variety of ingredients creating amazing vegan meals.
It's best to purchase canned chickpeas with no added salt. To use them, start by draining and rinsing the beans. If the canned chickpeas happen to have added salt , you may want to give them an extra rinse.
The liquid drained from a can of chickpeas can either be discarded or saved to use in other recipes. This liquid is also known as ‘aquafaba'. Aqufaba can be used to make a variety of vegan desserts such as, chocolate mousse, macaroons, and meringues just to name a few.
Below are 27 certified DELICIOUS vegan recipes using canned chickpeas. From soups, snacks, and salads to entrees and light meals you’re sure to find a recipe here you’ll love!
Soups & Salads
These tasty chickpea soups and salads are packed with plant-based protein.
Dinners & Entrees
Filling chickpea meals the whole family will enjoy.
Snacks & Light Meals
Chickpeas are a delicious snack when roasted or add them to a sandwich for an easy lunch.