Whether you’re planning ahead to your next meatless Monday, or trying to spice up your vegetarian table, or just confused on what to do with a chickpea—this is the list for you. We’ve collected 20 recipes to fan the flames of love for chickpeas. These versatile little guys have a mild, slightly nutty flavor and can be paired with just about anything. You may just try one of these recipes tonight. And tomorrow night. And the night after that. And... you get the picture.
Curried Chickpea Salad
This colorful dish can be eaten as-is or in a sandwich. It’s hard to beat with cashews, dates and fresh carrots in the mix.
Find this on Simple Veganista
Deconstructed, Reconstructed Hummus
Featuring toasted bread, radishes and cauliflower, you’ll love this new spin on hummus. You may never blend a bean again.
Find this on Five Euro Food
Spicy Lentil & Coconut Soup with Roasted Chickpeas
This chunky soup gets a smooth creaminess from coconut milk, balanced with lime juice and aromatic coriander.
Find this on Simple Delicious Food
Cucumber Chickpea Salad with Lemony Tahini Dressing
Lemon paired with creamy tahini and cool cucumber makes this a delicious dish.
Find this on Oh My Veggies
So easy to make, so easy to eat. Get creative and use your choice of spices with this crunchable snack or garnish.
Find this on The Lean Green Bean
General Tso’s Chickpeas
The sweet and spicy sauce on these beans is made from a mix of peanut butter, tomato paste, coconut sugar and a kick of sriracha.
Find this on Yup It's Vegan
Chickpea Veggie Burgers
These burgers combine zucchini, peanut butter and red wine vinegar for a winning grillable combination.
Find this on Running on Real Food
Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
Get your roasted root veggies on with this sweet and savory dish featuring a maple tahini sauce.
Find this on Minimalist Baker
Mousse au Chocolat with Air Bubbles
This rich but light dessert is the thing that dreams are made of—as long as they’re made of chocolate (they probably are).
Find this on Mouthwatering Vegan
Vegan Lemon Chickpea Orzo Soup
Lemon juice adds a bright bite to this hearty soup seasoned with thyme & rosemary.
Find this on Delish Knowledge
Roasted Vegetables and Chickpeas
This simple chop-and-roast meal is sure to please with pretty much every vegetable you could want.
Find this on The Garden Grazer
Roasted Chickpea Gyros
Wrapped in perfect pita flatbreads and painted with creamy taziki, these chickpeas are seasoned with paprika and cayenne.
Find on Live Eat Learn
Chickpea Pumpkin Coconut Curry
Featuring pumpkin puree (not pie filling!), tomatoes, carrots and chickpeas, this is a dish that will warm you up in the winter and make you sweat in the summer.
Find this on Emilie Eats
Burmese Chickpea Tofu
Let’s get a little DIY and take a look at this tofu option. With a little chickpea flour some turmeric and about an hour you can whip up this soy substitute.
Find this on Delicious Everyday
Lemony Egg in a Spinach Chickpea Nest
Can’t wait until lunch for your chickpeas? You don’t have to with this awesome bed of sautéed spinach and egg cooked right in the center.
Find this on Kitchen Treaty
Chickpeas, Kale, Sausage and Oven-Baked Egg
Here’s another breakfast option made with fresh sausage and baked to perfection.
Find this on The Kitchn
This feta-and-egg-free alternative to a traditional Greek dish, this bake uses nutritional yeast and flax seed meal.
Find this on Pure Thyme
Chickpea & Orange Cake
Orange zest and juice give this moist cake sweet and aromatic notes.
Find this on Love Thy Carbs
Chana Masala Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
This is a bit of a 2-for since a good chana masala recipe is a must for any home arsenal. The key is a perfect garam masala spice.
Find this on Oh My Veggies
Chocolate Chickpea Truffles
Let’s talk dessert again, because why not? These bad boys have oatmeal, cashews, maple syrup and chickpeas.
Find this on Keepin It Kind