They are very popular in cans and although tinned food is something I would normally avoid; I think it’s really convenient for all types of beans.
Chickpeas are also dried and ground to make flour which is used in so many dishes throughout the world.
It’s also handy as it’s gluten-free so great for allergy sufferers or those wanting to avoid gluten.
Let’s go right ahead and see what we have!
Table of Contents
Champion Chickpea Recipes
- Chickpea Omelette
- Garlicky Sesame Chickpeas with Coconut
- Breaded Chickpeas
- Chickpea Sheet Pan Dinner with Maple Thyme Mustard Vinaigrette
- Coronation Chickpea Sandwiches
- Lemon Chickpeas
- Chickpea Crepes with Nut Butter and Banana
- Ranch Roasted Chickpeas
- Greek Chickpeas on Toast
- Sweet Potato Boats with Chickpeas and Cheesy Vegan Sauce
- Walk-Away Chickpea Tomato and Spinach Curry
- Chickpea and Mushroom Burger
- Buffalo Chickpea Sandwiches
- Curried Chickpea Salad Wrap
- Crispy Chickpea Salad with Spicy Lemon Pepper Dressing
- BBQ Chickpea Pizzas
- Salad Lunch Wraps with Sauerkraut
- Chickpea and Roasted Red Pepper Taquitos with Harissa Cream
- Comforting Chickpea Casserole
- Sweet and Sour Chickpeas
- Chickpea Pot Pie
- Cavolo Nero and Roasted Chickpea Salad
- Crispy Spicy Baked Roasted Chickpeas
- Spiced Brown Chickpea Snack
- Roasted Tomato Chickpea Soup
- Cinnamon Spice Chickpea Donuts
- Vegan Bacon Chickpeas
- Smashed Chickpea Salad Bites
- Jerk Chickpea Wings with Sweet Mango Dip
- Baked Samosa with a Chickpea Filling
- Spiced Chickpea Fritters with Wild Rice and Green Yoghurt Sauce
- Chickpea Waldorf Salad
- Roasted Jerk Chickpeas
- Southwestern Chickpea Avocado Smash Up
- Pumpkin and Chickpea Pasta with Creamy Miso Sauce
- Sea-Sational Chickpea Salad
- Chickpea Cutlets and Mushroom Gravy
- Walnut Mushroom Chickpea Burger
- Jamaican Black-Eyed Pea Curry
- Easy Apple Chickpea Vegan ‘Tuna’
- Chickpea Flour Pancakes (Besan Chilla)
- Parsnip, Chickpea and Cauliflower Korma
- Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas
- Spiced Chickpea Stew (Gluten-Free)
- Hearty Herbed Chickpea Pancakes with Zesty Lemon Tahini and Roasted Spring Vegetables
- Quick Chickpea Curry
- Cherry Chickpea Wrap
- Healthy Flourless Chickpea Blondies
- Chickpea Cucumber Salad
- Shakshuka with Chickpeas
- Wrapping Up
Champion Chickpea Recipes
Using chickpea flour is one of the best alternatives to egg for an omelet.
I love this recipe as it has so few ingredients and it’s super quick to make.
You can get it on the table and ready to eat in less than 20 minutes and that includes prep and cooking time. Perfect!
Garlicky Sesame Chickpeas with Coconut
Whenever I see any recipe suggesting it has garlic, I’m in!
Such a simple dish and really shows how chickpeas themselves can make a meal with little else.
Just a handful of ingredients, garlic (obviously!), low-sodium soy sauce and just a couple of other things make this the perfect dish. Serve with rice or quinoa.
I’ve seen so many chickpea recipes in my time but never one like this.
Beautifully simple and so unique. Not including seasoning and water, you’re looking at just five or six ingredients.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of this! Serve with rice, salad or with a tahini drizzle.
Chickpea Sheet Pan Dinner with Maple Thyme Mustard Vinaigrette
I usually categorize dishes in two ways, usual everyday (which are my favorite as they tend to be the least expensive and quickest), and something fancy for when you want to impress.
This recipe is definitely fancy but is also quick and inexpensive! The presentation is incredible no matter your experience. The taste? Homerun!
Coronation Chickpea Sandwiches
The meat version of this sandwich is extremely popular in the UK, this is a plant-based version using chickpeas and it’s awesome!
Probably one of the most satisfying sandwiches you’re ever going to have.
The chickpeas are mixed with curry powder, vegan mayo, and just a couple of other ingredients. All the flavors blend together perfectly and you’re in hearty heaven!
This dish is inspired from some ‘hip’ restaurants in Detroit, as the recipe author describes.
They are normally served as an appetizer and she loved them so much she thought she’d improve the recipe!
You’re looking at just 10 minutes prep time and the same for cooking. Chickpeas, a shallot, garlic and some fantastic herbs and spices.
The instructions have just two steps and the second is to remove from the heat and stir in a couple of things. It’s too simple so there’s no excuse!
Chickpea Crepes with Nut Butter and Banana
Chickpea flour is not just for savory dishes, here you’re looking at beautiful crêpes.
The recipe author has made a fantastic video, this is quite rare to see because creating a video takes a lot of work filming, editing, etc., if you’ve never had anything like this before, now is the time to try.
Ranch Roasted Chickpeas
The perfect recipe if you have any leftover chickpeas although it’s so good, it’s worth cracking open a brand new can!
Other than the chickpeas you’re looking at four other ingredients. One of them is home-made ranch seasoning and there’s a link in the ingredients on how to make that.
You bake for about 30 minutes and you have this wonderful snack that can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for a couple of days. How will you eat yours?
Greek Chickpeas on Toast
This recipe may seem simple but let me tell you, it’s really in a different league!
Don’t be put off if you think the list of ingredients is long, it really isn’t, and I bet you have most of ingredients in your kitchen already.
For the toast, get the best quality bread you can, obviously not needed, but this recipe deserves it, and so do you!
Sweet Potato Boats with Chickpeas and Cheesy Vegan Sauce
Chickpeas are sometimes in recipes and because you can do so many things with them, a lot of the recipes are snacks or quick lunches.
This is certainly quick and would make a great lunch, however, this is a full meal that will keep you going for the rest of the day.
The contrast of the soft sweet potato, the crispy chickpeas and the cauliflower ‘cheese’ sauce come together like nothing else you’ve ever experienced.
Walk-Away Chickpea Tomato and Spinach Curry
I love curries that have a lot of sauce, probably because I love the flavor so much, I love it when the sauce seeps into the rice. This is the answer to my dreams!
The best part is there are no stages to this dish. You put everything into one pot and as the title suggests, walkaway. When you come back your meal will be waiting for you!
Chickpea and Mushroom Burger
The other thing you can do with chickpeas is mash them with a fork or potato masher. Then what? This recipe is the ‘what’!
Grab your favorite mushrooms, tahini, even an apple with a few other ingredients and you’re going to have yourself a fantastic vegan burger made with whole foods.
No weird ‘protein burgers’ made in a lab factory. Nothing but great food made at home, the way it should be!
Buffalo Chickpea Sandwiches
Whenever I see the word, ‘Buffalo’, in a vegan recipe, I know we’re talking big!
Now, these sandwiches going to be as big as you want them to be. The recipe is divided into four sections, the patties, the buffalo sauce, the dredge and finally everything else that goes to make a great sandwich. Will you have fries with that?
Curried Chickpea Salad Wrap
What a wonderful idea this recipe is!
A lettuce wrap, then wrapped in flatbread! You get the curried chickpeas bursting with flavors, the freshness of the spinach (or lettuce) leaves and it’s all held together in a great convenient wrap. Love it!
Crispy Chickpea Salad with Spicy Lemon Pepper Dressing
This is a great recipe to put in some airtight containers the night before and take with you to work to have for lunch.
Super healthy salad with so many textures and flavors, the real gem is in the dressing!
BBQ Chickpea Pizzas
This recipe title essentially has three words and you wouldn’t normally associate them with each other! And that’s what makes this so special.
Jenn has put together a fantastic ‘pizza’! So simple and yet so flavorful. If you want to make your own flour tortillas, there’s a link in the ingredients on how to do so.
The same goes for the vegan ranch dressing. For both, you could save yourself some time and get your favorite store-bought versions.
Salad Lunch Wraps with Sauerkraut
Are you looking for some inspiration for work lunches? Or perhaps you’re going on a family day out and want something different and super healthy?
I love how this recipe is oil and gluten-free. If you’re taking a day trip, these will keep you going and going!
Chickpea and Roasted Red Pepper Taquitos with Harissa Cream
If game night is coming up and you want to try something different, grab this recipe, it’ll be a hit!
Willow, the recipe author has done a fantastic thing here by offering a couple of variations to make this kid friendly (by omitting the spices).
You can have a serving dish for the adults, and one for the kids!
Comforting Chickpea Casserole
This is where chickpeas rise to the surface of the recipe league!
Casseroles are fantastic because you can use up vegetables that need to be eaten and anything else you can find.
Chickpeas add satisfaction and heartiness. Simple, made in one pot, and delicious!
Sweet and Sour Chickpeas
If you love sweet-and-sour dishes, this is a definite must.
It’s one of the most simple, affordable and tastiest dishes I’ve seen. The balance between the contrasting flavors is bang on the money.
Serve with your favorite rice or quinoa and a side of your favorite vegetables.
Chickpea Pot Pie
This recipe hit my weak spot, pies!
Despite the pastry, this is gluten and grain-free as it uses chickpea flour! And yes, inside you have a whole bunch of tasty vegetables, including chickpeas, with some great herbs and spices. Comfort food at its best!
Cavolo Nero and Roasted Chickpea Salad
A super healthy salad but one that will leave you feeling satisfied and filled with energy to keep you going for the rest of the day.
If the list of ingredients seems long, don’t be put off as once you scan it, you realize you have most of the ingredients already.
Also, for the croutons, you could use store-bought rather than make your own to save you a little time.
This really is delicious and well worth the effort. Wait until you try the dressing!
Crispy Spicy Baked Roasted Chickpeas
The other thing chickpeas are great at is being an appetizer or quick snack.
Baked to perfection these roasted chickpeas are crispy and spicy just as the title suggests.
I love how the ingredients gives you two versions of making this. Which do you prefer?
Spiced Brown Chickpea Snack
This recipe had to be featured for two reasons, firstly and most importantly they taste amazing and I never had anything like this before, secondly the recipe page includes a video which certainly speeds things up in terms of understanding.
The recipe calls for brown chickpeas although if you find these difficult to source, the regular variety will do just fine.
Roasted Tomato Chickpea Soup
I’m not a big fan of soups because I don’t often feel satisfied after having one. This is not the case here.
The secret of this dish is in the title, the tomatoes are roasted. This gives you a beautifully subtle flavor in every mouthful and the chickpeas provide the satisfaction to make this into a first-class soup.
So easy to make I guarantee you’ll have this again and again!
Cinnamon Spice Chickpea Donuts
What about using chickpeas for a desert, like donuts? You betcha!
By using gluten-free baking flour, it’s entirely gluten-free. The donuts are just delicious, and I love how the chocolate breaks every time you take a bite.
Then everything melts in the mouth and before you know it, the donut has disappeared!
Vegan Bacon Chickpeas
I’ve heard of using eggplant to make vegan ‘bacon’, but chickpeas?
Well, you’re not obviously going to get streaks of chickpeas, however, what you do get are cruelty free and super tasty ‘bacon bits’.
Super healthy and just six ingredients! Serve as a snack or in your favorite salad!
Smashed Chickpea Salad Bites
The salad bites are just incredible!
The recipe shows you how to make the bread as well so you could skip that part to save yourself some time. If you do, make sure you come back and make it next time because it’s so good!
The salad part is just delightful. Bursting with flavor and I can tell you it went just right in my sandwich!
Jerk Chickpea Wings with Sweet Mango Dip
Okay, this is a very special recipe and you need to make it. You really do, it’s like, the law!
The ingredients are divided into three sections, the chickpea wings, the jerk sauce and the sweet mango dip.
I’m not going to tell you to skip any part of this because you simply can’t. The only advice I’d give you is to at least double the recipe!
Baked Samosa with a Chickpea Filling
Samosas one of my favorites so soon as I saw this recipe, I knew we had to feature it!
If you think this is going to be difficult to make, think again. This recipe is all-inclusive, meaning you even get to make the samosa wrapper.
Although if you can find something suitable in the store, that would save you some time.
The filling is so high quality I will guarantee you’ll be making this, and it will become your own ‘famous’ dish!
Spiced Chickpea Fritters with Wild Rice and Green Yoghurt Sauce
Chickpea fritters! What else is there to say?
These beautiful patties are made with sweet potato, green peas and a handful of herbs and spices.
The yogurt sauce is made with soy yogurt (you could use coconut yogurt) and just a handful of other ingredients.
Looking at 20 minutes prep and 40 minutes to cook. This makes for the perfect summer lunch, super healthy and satisfying enough to keep you going for the rest of the afternoon.
Chickpea Waldorf Salad
A Waldorf salad, but better!
This tastes like nothing you’ve ever had before. I urge you to present it with the lettuce underneath as it’s so easy to do and looks just wonderful.
The ingredients also link to a separate recipe on how to make your very own vegan mayo, although you could save yourself some time and use a store-bought version. Put it all together and you have a party on a plate!
Roasted Jerk Chickpeas
Okay, if you’re looking for a super healthy snack with a difference, this is exactly what you need.
Every bite gives you all the flavors you may expect, but then you get a hint of cinnamon in the background, how fantastic is that! Mix all the ingredients and bake for about 20 minutes and you’re good to go.
Southwestern Chickpea Avocado Smash Up
If you’re looking for that south-western accent, you just found it!
So simple and perfect for work lunches or days out. There are so few ingredients but every one of them counts.
Cayenne pepper is included for that extra kick so you can adjust according to your tastes or leave out completely. One of the best wraps you’ve ever had!
Pumpkin and Chickpea Pasta with Creamy Miso Sauce
If you can source some gluten-free pasta, this dish becomes allergy friendly.
Having Italian parents means I’ve had more pasta dishes than I could probably count using a calculator!
This makes me a self-appointed expert and I can tell you this recipe is right up there.
The secret ingredients for me is maple syrup, it’s ever so slight and you won’t notice it, but you would if it wasn’t there. Delicious!
Sea-Sational Chickpea Salad
Don’t you just love the title of this recipe? It was a definite hook and I’m glad I went for it.
All the flavors of the sea without the cruelty. Silken tofu, a little arame and just a handful of other ingredients is all you need.
Make this into a salad as suggested, or do as I did, and use it as a sandwich filling! By the way, I also had the tomatoes and cucumber and it really was the best sandwich ever!
Chickpea Cutlets and Mushroom Gravy
There are so many meat alternatives nowadays, I think it’s great. If you’re new to a plant-based diet they would be a perfect place to start.
However, I know some people want to avoid such things for many reasons and this is where this recipe comes in.
These cutlets are just awesome. Surprisingly easy to make and worth the recipe on their own.
If that wasn’t enough, you also get to make the best mushroom gravy I’ve ever tasted! Put them both together and you have a match made in heaven!
Walnut Mushroom Chickpea Burger
This is a great vegan burger and if you swap out the soy sauce with tamari, it becomes gluten-free.
In total just 11 ingredients make this tasty patty. With the three main ingredients being chickpeas, mushroom and walnuts, you get a great taste with wonderful textures. The ingredients give suggested toppings and if I were you, I’d have all of them!
Jamaican Black-Eyed Pea Curry
Doesn’t the photo of this Jamaican curry just look delectable?
If you’re looking for the creamiest curry you’ve ever had, this maybe it! It’s gluten-free and so easy to make.
When we talk about curries people usually think of Indian or Thai, so I love that Eva, the recipe author, brought this to us. Delicious!
Easy Apple Chickpea Vegan ‘Tuna’
I’ve seen a few recipes recently where chickpeas have been used to create a sandwich filling mimicking ‘tuna’. They’re usually loaded with oil, so I’ve avoided them. This is oil-free!
The recipe is divided into two sections, the main filling and ingredients for cashew mayo.
You could save yourself a little time and use your favorite vegan store-bought mayo. Follow the simple instructions and you’ll have yourself a hearty sandwich that will taste so good!
Chickpea Flour Pancakes (Besan Chilla)
Pancakes with a difference! This delicious breakfast is actually an Indian recipe made with chickpea flour. This is a savory breakfast and you could add veggies too if you like.
Talk about allergy friendly, this is naturally gluten, soy and nut-free! Along with the chickpea flour, you’ll need some onion, chili and just a few herbs and spices.
It’s literally too easy to make although if you need a helping hand, scroll down past the instructions and you’ll see a video that walks you through each step. Fantastic!
Parsnip, Chickpea and Cauliflower Korma
Korma is one of my favorites and for many people that don’t like spicy food, it’s the mildest curry there is.
I have seen chickpeas and cauliflower together in Indian cuisine many times, the addition of using parsnip gives this a beautiful twist.
Incredibly easy to make and the flavor is just beautiful. Serve over basmati rice and eat with a spoon to get more in!
Cool Ranch Roasted Chickpeas
The recipe author describes the flavor of these roasted chickpeas as being the same as the cool ranch Doritos, except this is much healthier!
This recipe is ideal if you have a bunch of herbs that need using. I like that Amanda, the recipe author, suggests using dried chickpeas rather than those in a can.
Although I would not hesitate to use the canned variety, dried chickpeas are more flavorful and have better texture. You just need to prepare them the day before, make sure you follow the instructions on the packet carefully.
This snack just takes five minutes prep time and a little over half-an-hour to cook. Allow to cool slightly and then eat quickly!
Spiced Chickpea Stew (Gluten-Free)
I love stews because they’re so easy to make. At the same time, they are super healthy and a great way to use up any vegetables. This recipe is no exception.
Loaded with protein, this naturally gluten-free recipe has gorgeous chunks of carrot along with your chickpeas and the sauce is divine. Serve over your favorite rice for a quick and hearty meal.
Hearty Herbed Chickpea Pancakes with Zesty Lemon Tahini and Roasted Spring Vegetables
I guess this could be described as a real fancy breakfast, doesn’t it look just incredible?
However, personally I wouldn’t restrict this to just the morning. It makes for a great light lunch and is satisfying enough to keep you going for the rest of the afternoon.
It’s so easy to make and the Lemon tahini sauce also makes a great salad dressing!
Quick Chickpea Curry
I’ve seen many recipes describe themselves as being ‘quick’. This is, and more!
These everyday ingredients are inexpensive, and they go together to create this gluten-free curry.
You’re looking at just 10 minutes prep time and 15 minutes for cooking. I only see one problem, the bowl in the picture would be far too small for me!
Cherry Chickpea Wrap
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a recipe where chickpeas and cherries lie side-by-side.
This beautiful recipe has so many textures and flavors and they come together like something you’ve never had before. A great dressing, walnuts, celery and creamy avocado. Wrap it up and eat it today!
Healthy Flourless Chickpea Blondies
A yummy dessert with no refined sugar! Nutritious and gooey!
These are a great snack although the quality is so high, they would make a perfect dessert as well. Maybe you could have them as a snack and a dessert, now there’s a thought!
Chickpea Cucumber Salad
This is just the sort of salad I may have. Can of chickpeas in a bowl with whatever salad items you have.
A taste of the Mediterranean with tomatoes, onion and more. Tastes incredibly fresh and you can’t get much healthier than this.
Personally, I would eat with bread or even in a wrap. It’s the sort of thing you could eat every day and never get tired of. Delicious!
Shakshuka with Chickpeas
This recipe is inspired by a variation of dishes from Israel, North Africa and generally around the Middle East.
You make everything in one pan using wholesome foods. Serve with your favorite crusty bread or rice. Hearty and perfect for the fall and winter months.
Many of the recipes listed here are naturally gluten-free so look out for them.
Chickpeas are our protein friends and we should eat them often. In a salad, in a meal, or use chickpea flour to make everything from pancakes to vegan omelets!
Let us know which your favorites were and when you do, don’t forget to send a pic of your creation!