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What can I do with a can of Chickpeas?

These 12+ delicious Recipes using Canned Chickpeas are healthy and loaded with flavor.

Garbanzo beans are one of those pantry staples that we almost always have on hand (we like pick up a case from Costco). Not only are they a great plant based source of protein, but there are also endless number of ways to turn them into a satisfying meal or snack.

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recipes using canned chickpeas.

My favorite part of garbanzo beans is that they are incredibly versatile. From curries to crispy roasted snack, tacos to even sweet treats, there’s a terrific recipe for every occasion. The flavor, texture and protein content, make these legumes a must in every pantry!

They are a powerhouse ingredient that comes handy when you don’t have meat thawed or can’t run to the store. Toss them salads, make into sandwiches, tacos or burrito bowl.


They are legumes that are a part of the plant family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. They are also called garbanzo beans or bengal gram. It’s high in protein, fiber and is amazingly nutritious. They can be creamy when cooked soft or crunchy when roasted and it’s neutral flavor makes it great to be transformed into almost any dish.

Are Canned Chickpeas Healthy?

They are fantastic source of plant based protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. They are naturally gluten-free, low in fat and calories and can also help with weight loss. Additionally, they are also high in protein and make a great meat substitute in many vegetarian dishes.

Should I Cook Canned Chickpeas?

No! They are already cooked in the can and ready to eat. Make sure the drain off the cloudy, starchy liquid and rinse thoroughly in cold water before using them in your recipe. This removes excess salt and makes easier to digest.

Things You Can Do With a Can of Chickpeas

  1. Puree them into hummus
  2. Roast them into crispy snack in air fryer.
  3. Make falafels.
  4. Stir fry to make vegan taco meat.
  5. Top your favorite burrito bowl.
  6. Toss into a curry with vegetables.
  7. Make into sandwiches.
  8. Fill into lettuce cups
  9. Stir into a creamy pasta.


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