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.
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.
- What are Chickpeas?
- Are Canned Chickpeas Healthy?
- Should I Cook Canned Chickpeas?
- Things You Can Do With a Can of Chickpeas
- Canned Chickpea Recipes
- Chocolate Hummus (with Dates)
- Vegan Chickpea Soup
- Chickpea Tacos
- Beet Curry with Chickpeas
- Mexican Chickpeas
- Mashed Chickpea Salad
- Chickpeas that tastes like Tandoori Chicken
- Thai Chickpea and Spinach Curry
- Chickpea Lettuce wraps
- Chickpea Burrito Bowl
- Butter Chickpeas
- Chickpea and Spinach Curry
- Air Fryer Chickpeas (Chili Lime)
What are Chickpeas?
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
- Puree them into hummus
- Roast them into crispy snack in air fryer.
- Make falafels.
- Stir fry to make vegan taco meat.
- Top your favorite burrito bowl.
- Toss into a curry with vegetables.
- Make into sandwiches.
- Fill into lettuce cups
- Stir into a creamy pasta.
Canned Chickpea Recipes
Chocolate Hummus (with Dates)
Sweet Dessert Dark Chocolate Hummus Recipe is made with ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS!!!
Vegan Chickpea Soup
Creamy Vegan Chickpea Soup is easy, healthy, satisfying and is the perfect comfort food on a chilly night. Made without any stock, in under 30 minutes using canned chickpeas, coconut milk and warm curry spices, it is flavorful, nourishing and tasty!
Spicy skillet chickpeas topped with cilantro lime sauce, mashed avocado, and all taco fixins.
Beet Curry with Chickpeas
Perfect balance of spicy with a touch of sweetness and is delicious served with naan or rice.
All purpose vegetarian taco filling is healthy, versatile and delicious.
Mashed Chickpea Salad
Creamy Spicy Chickpea Salad is made with only 4 Ingredients.
Chickpeas that tastes like Tandoori Chicken
Spicy, tangy, crispy, flavor packed and most importantly tastes like Tandoori Chicken!!!
Thai Chickpea and Spinach Curry
Skip takeout and make this restaurant favorite right in your instant pot!
Chickpea Lettuce wraps
Mexican Chickpeas, corn, avocado, salsa, cheese, sour cream, jalapeños and lime.
Chickpea Burrito Bowl
Vegetarian burrito bowl - Meal prep for the week or make it for dinner!!!
Vegetarian version of the classic Butter Chicken - Will rival any butter chicken that you have ever tasted!!!
Chickpea and Spinach Curry
Healthy, flavorful, tastes authentic but made with shortcuts for a quick weeknight meal.
Air Fryer Chickpeas (Chili Lime)
Spicy, salty, tangy and have a super crispy texture when compared to oven roasting.
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