21 Ways To Use A Can Of Chickpeas
Have a can of chickpeas you need to use? Here are 21 of our favorite vegetarian chickpea recipes, including dinners to desserts!
We love chickpeas around here. Because as far as pantry foods go, I can always count on a can of chickpeas when I need a fast, delicious dinner.
So what should you make when you have a can of chickpeas burning a hole in your cupboard? We usually do one of three things with them:
- Roast them with spices for snacking on, stuffing into sandwiches, or using as a soup/salad topper.
- Use them fresh from the can for adding protein to salads, soups, or curries.
- Mash them into a hummus or dip for spreading onto sandwiches or dipping veggies into.
But in case you’re in need of more inspiration, here are 21 of our best vegetarian chickpea recipes. Enjoy!
For a vibrant yet easy vegan dinner, these Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowls do the trick, packed with colorfully delicious flavors and drizzled with creamy, protein-packed Yum Sauce! (There are chickpeas both in the bowl AND the sauce).
This Chickpea Tikka Masala recipe is an easy dinner to whip up when the Indian food cravings hit (plus, it’s vegan!)
This Roasted Chickpea Gyros recipe is an easy vegetarian dinner for feeding everyone on busy weeknights! A reader-favorite recipe (and for good reason).
This Quinoa Vegetable Soup is a bone-warming brothy soup that has the flavors of chicken noodle soup with the healthy-ness of vegetable soup (and it whips up in under 30 minutes!)
These Vegan Breakfast Tacos are stuffed with flavorful tofu scramble, “bacon-y” crispy chickpeas, and smoky roasted tomatoes (all in under 30 minutes!)
This Vegan Yum Sauce is my take on the sauce made popular at Cafe Yumm. It’s ultra-creamy, full of flavor, and has 10 grams of protein in just 2 tablespoons!
This pumpkin soup is topped with smoky roasted chickpeas and fresh thyme, making it the ultimate cozy autumn recipe for busy weeknights!
Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas are my go-to snack. They’re tasty, crunchy, filling, and totally delicious. To make this recipe, you’ll need just 15 minutes.
Ready to enjoy the cozy flavor and filling nutritional benefits of this easy chana dal recipe? Learn how to make this tasty, delicious Indian/Pakistani-inspired recipe, using split chickpeas to create an ultra-filling bowl of yum.
This Chickpea Blondies recipe is a gluten-free dessert that’s full of creamy white chocolate and protein-packed chickpeas!
In need of some vegetarian taco inspiration? These Beet and Chickpea Tacos are simple to make and packed with so much flavor (plus, they keep you full for hours!)
This Easy Chickpea Pot Pie is packed with a creamy vegetable filling and wrapped in a buttery crust (and best of all, you just need one pan to make it)! Your vegetarian dinner just got a lot less boring.
It wouldn't be a roundup of chickpea recipes without hummus! Here's how to make homemade hummus in the four best flavors: traditional, roasted garlic, chipotle, and romesco!
In need of a quick summer side dish recipe that’s filling and delicious? (I mean, how can you say no to that?) We’re whipping up a Chickpea Corn Salad that’s bursting with veggies and herbs, and tied together with a spiced Greek yogurt dressing. A humble yet flavor-packed salad.
Looking for a vegetarian meal prep recipe that’s high in protein and so tasty that you’re actually excited for lunch time? I’ve got you covered.
Spicy, savory flavor all wrapped up in warm flatbreads is the name of the game with these Roasted Butternut Chickpea Hummus Wraps! Quick weeknight dinners never tasted so good.
Spicy roasted chickpeas, creamy avocado, and tangy garlic yogurt sauce make these flavorful nutrition powerhouse stuffed avocados!
This kale salad is a healthy twist on Greek gyros that’s packed with flavorful chickpeas and nutritious greens, and topped with a refreshing cucumber tzatziki sauce.
Roasted chickpeas are a healthy and addictive snack that can be made with virtually any spice in your kitchen! Today we’re making sweet and savory.
This 15 Minute Buddha Bowls recipe, with healthy grains, chickpeas, fruit, and avocado, is a balanced, healthy meal that comes together in no time!
Love hummus but looking to change it up a bit? This Baba Ganoush Hummus is a chickpea/eggplant hybrid that’s rich, creamy, and dreamy!