Here are our most popular, 25 Best Chickpea Recipes that are not only easy, healthy, mostly vegan (or vegetarian) and full of plant-based protein, they are packed full of delicious flavors from around the globe from places like India, the Middle East, Morocco, and the Mediterranean.  Some of these chickpea recipes can be made in the instant pot, perfect for weeknight dinners! 

25 Best Chickpea Recipes that are not only easy, mostly vegan (or vegetarian) and full of plant-based protein, they are packed full of delicious flavors from around the globe like India, the Middle East, Morocco, and the Mediterranean. #chickpeas, #garbanzobeans, #chickpearecipes

What I love about chickpeas is how versatile they are in the kitchen- able to take on many textures from the creamiest of creamy to the crispiest of crispy. Like lentils, they are comfort food in our household- comfort food that leaves us feeling energized and alive instead of tired and heavy.

 A slow-digesting carb, chickpeas feed the healthy bacteria in our intestines- not only helping to boost immunity, but also adding filling fiber. These healthy chickpea recipes are so good for our bodies. 


Delicious, Healthy  Eggplant Chickpea Tagine– seasoned with Moroccan spices and served over couscous. A simple plant-based dinner recipe full of amazing flavor. 

Delicious, Healthy Tagine Recipe with Eggplant and Chickpeas- seasoned with Moroccan spices and served over couscous. A simple plant-based dinner recipe! #tagine

 

Savory oven-roasted Indian Cauliflower, Chickpea, and Tofu Bowls served over fluffy basmati rice with Cilantro Mint Chutney, seasoned with a simple Madras Curry dressing. 

Savory oven-roasted Indian Cauliflower, Chickpea, and Tofu Bowls served over fluffy basmati rice with Cilantro Mint Chutney, seasoned with a simple Madras Curry dressing. A simple dish rich with fragrant spice and amazing flavor.  Healthy,  flavorful, and vegan! (Updated 4/22)

This Lemony Chickpea Quinoa Salad with cucumber, tomato, dill, parsley and Preserved Lemon Dressing is one of my personal favorites. I could eat it every day, seriously! It’s bright and flavorful and packed full of nutrients.

20 Plant-based Chickpea Recipes! || Lemony Chickpea Quinoa Salad with cucumber, tomato, dill, parsley and Preserved Lemon Dressing. #chickpeasalad #quinoasalad

An authentic recipe for  Chana Masala  that can be made in an Instant pot or on the stovetop. A quick and easy Vegetarian dinner recipe that is full of amazing Indian flavor! Serve this with Naan or Basmati Rice

20 Plant-based Chickpea Recipes! ||This authentic Chana Masala Recipe can be made in an Instant pot or on the stove top. A quick and easy Vegetarian dinner recipe that is full of amazing Indian flavor! #chanamasala #chana #vegetariandinner

 

Packed with nutritious ingredients, this Chickpea Quinoa Veggie Burger is full of savory delicious flavor and satisfying texture.  Great with a variety of toppings. Vegetarian and Gluten-free, Vegan-adaptable!

Packed with nutritious ingredients, this Chickpea Quinoa Veggie Burger is full of savory delicious flavor and satisfying texture.  Great with a variety of toppings. Vegetarian and Gluten-free, Vegan-adaptable! #veggieburger #chickpeaburger

This simple Pasta with Broccolini, Preserved Lemon and Chickpeas is punchy and bright and comes together quickly and easily – on the table in under 30 minutes!  A tasty healthy weeknight dinner! This simple Pasta with Broccolini, Preserved Lemon and Chickpeas is punchy and bright and comes together quickly and easily - on the table in under 30 minutes!  A tasty healthy weeknight dinner! #spaghetti #broccolipasta #broccolini

 

Coconut Millet Bowl with Berbere-Spiced Kabocha Squash & Chickpeas, with shallots, and spinach drizzled with coconut lime mint sauce.  A vegan, plant-based meal, full of vibrant flavor and spice.

Coconut Millet Bowl with Berbere-Spiced Kabocha Squash, chickpeas, shallots, and spinach drizzled with coconut lime mint sauce.  A vegan, plant-based meal, full of vibrant flavor and spice.

This  Moroccan Chickpea & Sweet Potato Salad is bursting with flavor! Healthy, vegan and gluten-free, it is EASY to make! Serve it warm or chilled. Can be made ahead.

20 Plant-based Chickpea Recipes! ||Roasted Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad is bursting with flavor! Healthy, vegan and gluten-free, it is EASY to make! Can be made ahead. #sweetpotato #sweetpotatosalad #roastedsweetpotatosalad #roastedsweetpotatosalad #moroccansalad #moroccansweetpotato #vegansalad #potlucksalad #nomayo #healthysalad

Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup (aka Harira) is hearty, full of protein and loaded with nutrients.  Warming fragrant spices make this healthy one-pot meal deeply flavorful!  Vegan and Gluten-Free adaptable.

Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup (aka Harira) is hearty, full of protein and loaded with nutrients.  Warming fragrant spices make this healthy one-pot meal deeply flavorful!  Vegan and Gluten-Free adaptable.

Minestrone Soup with Chickpeas and vibrant green vegetables. A simple easy recipe that is filling, flavorful and full of healthy veggies. Vegan-adaptable. Use gluten-free pasta or even chickpea pasta for double the protein.20 Healthy Chickpea Recipes! A delicious vegetarian recipe for Spring Minestrone Soup with Chickpeas and spring vegetables. Easy recipe, full of great flavor. | www.feastingathome.com

 

Warm Winter Salad – a hearty “entree” salad made on a sheet pan with roasted cauliflower, carrots, fennel and chickpeas, topped with wilting spinach, drizzled with Everyday Tahini Sauce and sprinkled with fresh dill and Dukkah. Vegan and Gluten-free. 

20 Plant-based Chickpea Recipes! ||Warm Winter Salad - a hearty, Middle Eastern salad made on a sheet pan with roasted cauliflower, carrots, fennel and chickpeas, topped with wilting spinach, drizzled with Everyday Tahini Sauce and sprinkled with fresh dill and Dukkah. Vegan and Gluten-free. #sheetpandinner #warmsalad #vegansalad #sheetpanmeal #wintersalad #spinachsalad #cauliflowersalad #wintersalad #warmsalad

Crispy Vegan Quinoa Cakes with Tomato Chickpea Relish- a delicious, healthy flavorful vegan dinner that is gluten-free.Crispy Vegan Quinoa Cakes with Tomato Chickpea Relish- a delicious, healthy flavorful vegan dinner that is gluten-free.  #quinoacakes #vegan #veganquinoa #veganquinoacakes #veganquinoarecipes #quinoapatties #glutenfree

Tandoori Glory Bowl with roasted cauliflower, chickpeas, red onion seasoned with fragrant tandoori spice. Vegan and Gluten-free!

20 BEST Chickpea Recipes! ||Tandoori Glory Bowl with roasted cauliflower, chickpeas, red onion and optional chicken seasoned with fragrant tandoori spice. Vegan and Gluten free!

 

Winter Happiness Salad! Kale & Quinoa Salad with Apples, Chickpeas and Currants! A hearty vegan salad that can be made ahead- perfect for potlucks, gatherings or midweek lunches! 20 BEST Chickpea Recipes!|| Winter Happiness Salad! Kale & Quinoa Salad with Apples, Chickpeas and Currants! A hearty vegan salad that can be made ahead- perfect for potlucks, gatherings or midweek lunches! #kalesalad #vegansalad #quinoasalad #chickpeasalad #healthysalad #potluck

 

Creamy Rainbow Veggie Hummus! This authentic hummus recipe is light and creamy and so easy to make! Use canned or dried chickpeas and serve it up with fresh garden veggies! 

How to make Hummus! This authentic hummus recipe is light and creamy and so easy to make! Use canned or dried chickpeas and serve it up with fresh garden veggies! #hummus #hummusrecipe

 

Middle Eastern Salad Tacos with spiced chickpeas, hummus and a mound of lemony salad, topped with fresh herbs and scallions. Vegan & sooooo Delicious! 

20 Healthy Chickpea Recipes! Like these Middle Eastern Salad Tacos with spiced chickpeas, hummus and a mound of lemony salad, topped with fresh herbs and scallions. Vegan & sooooo Delicious! | www.feastingathome.com

Authentic Falafels with dry chickpeas that have been soaked and hands-down has the BEST texture and flavor! So easy! Bake them or pan-sear them. Great in wraps, bowls, or salads.

How to make Authentic Falafels made with soaked chickpeas, not canned. This recipe, hands-down has the BEST texture and flavor! Vegan and Gluten-free. |  #falafel #falafels #falafelrecipe #bestfalafel, #veganfalafelrecipe #easyfalafel #authenticfalafel #easyfalafels

Flavorful Balela Salad– a simple Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad with finely chopped veggies, fresh herbs, lemon & olive oil. Serve it in a pita with tahini sauce or over greens. Vegan and GF. 

20 Healthy Chickpea Recipes! || This Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad called Balela Salad, is vegan and healthy! Made w/ finely chopped veggies, fresh herbs, lemon & olive oil. Serve it in a pita with tahini sauce or over greens. | www.feastingathome.com #chickpeasalad #veganchickpeasalad #balela #balelasalad

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich – a fast and easy vegan lunch that can be made in 15 mins flat. Filling, delicious and super simple!

20 Healthy Chickpea Recipes! || Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich - a fast and easy vegan lunch!

This Tunisian Chickpea Stew with Carrots is super flavorful, seasoned with turmeric, harissa paste and served with optional yogurt. A delicious and healthy chickpea recipe! 

20 BEST Chickpea Recipes! || Tunisian Chickpea Stew with Carrots, turmeric, harissa and Yogurt!

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Biryani! A fragrant Indian rice dish with chickpeas and veggies, infused with Indian spices – vegan adaptable and gluten-free. 

20 BEST Chickpea Recipes! || Quick and Easy Vegetarian Biryani! A fragrant Indian rice dish infused with Indian spices - vegan adaptable and gluten-free. A quick and easy weeknight meal. | www.feastingathome.com #biryani #vegandinner #veganrecipe #vegetablebiryani #veganbiryani

A simple vegan recipe for Curry Chickpea Salad with Toasted Coconut that can be turned into a wrap with spinach and sprouts, or served over a bed of greens. A healthy vegan chickpea recipe our readers love!

20 Must-try Chickpea Recipes! || A simple vegan recipe for Curry Chickpea Salad, that can be turned into a wrap with spinach and sprouts. A healthy vegan lunch idea! #veganwrap #currychickpeawrap

 

This herby, vegan Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich is loaded up with fresh herbs and layered with  Avocado, shredded veggies, and sprouts. Lots of flavor and high in protein! One of our reader’s favorites! 20 Healthy Chickpea Recipes! || This Herby Chickpea Salad Sandwich is made with a flavorful smashed chickpea salad loaded up with lots of herbs, and layered with crunchy carrots & radishes, cucumber, avocado and sprouts. Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable! #greengoddess #greengodesssandwich #bagelsandwich #chickpeasalad #vegan

Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa, Eggplant, Chickpeas with Zhoug Yogurt. A flavorful vegetarian dinner recipe featuring the mighty chickpea! 

20 Must-try Chickpea Recipes! || Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa, Eggplant and Chickpeas with Zhoug Yogurt. A flavorful vegetarian dinner! #stuffedpeppers #vegetarian #stuffedbellpepper

Brothy Chickpea Soup with Lemon, Fennel & Sumac.  A healthy vegan soup, using dry chickpeas that is full of flavor!

Brothy Chickpea Soup with Lemon, Fennel & Sumac. A healthy vegan soup, full of flavor! #vegansoup #chickpeasoup #chickpeastew #veganrecipes #plantbased #garbanzobeans

Frankies! India’s flavorful street food also known as the Bombay Burrito. This vegan version is bursting with flavorful curry mashed potatoes, roasted Indian cauliflower and chickpeas, fresh spinach, mint chutney, and pickled onions.|

20 Must-try Chickpea Recipes from around the Globe! ||Frankies! India's flavorful street food, also called a Bombay Burrito. This vegan version is bursting with flavor-filled curry mashed potatoes, roasted Indian cauliflower and chickpeas, fresh spinach, mint chutney and pickled onions.| #frankie #frankies

Tandoori Hummus – a delicious Indian twist on the classic, seasoned with garam masala spice. This healthy homemade hummus is vegan, easy to make… and has the BEST flavor! Serve with naan or pita!

Tandoori Hummus - a delicious Indian twist on the classic, seasoned with garam masala spice. This healthy homemade hummus is vegan, easy to make... and has the BEST flavor! Serve with naan or pita! #humus #hummus #howtomakehummus #vegan #indianrecipes #garammasala #cleaneating #plantbased #eatclean #vegan #snacks #dips

Here are a couple of chickpea recipes that are not plant-based, but equally as popular! This Middle Eastern Chickpea Lamb Stew and Fesenjen (Persian Stew) 

 

Leave any of your favorites in the comments below!

 

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25 Best Chickpea Recipes that are not only easy, mostly vegan (or vegetarian) and full of plant-based protein, they are packed full of delicious flavors from around the globe like India, the Middle East, Morocco, and the Mediterranean. #chickpeas, #garbanzobeans, #chickpearecipes

Our 25 Best Chickpea Recipes!

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Category: vegan, chickpeas
  • Method: stovetop or instant pot
  • Cuisine: Indian, Moroccan, Middle eastern, Mediterranean,
  • Diet: Vegan

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Our 25 Best Chickpea Recipes are not only easy,  healthy, mostly vegan (or vegetarian) and full of plant-based protein, they are packed full of delicious flavors from around the globe like India, the Middle East, Morocco, and the Mediterranean. Pick out a couple try today!


Ingredients

  • chickpeas ( dried or canned)
  • veggies!
  • Herbs
  • Spices

 


Instructions

Pick out a couple of our best chickpea recipes to try this month, and tell us your favorites in the comments below!



Nutrition

  • Calories: 450

Keywords: chickpea recipes, best chickpea recipes, chickpea recipes vegan, chickpea recipes easy, vegan chickpea recipes, garbanzo bean recipes, indian chickpea recipes

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  1. a lot of these recipes are not recipes and have a lot o fresh items which are not easy to find other than that they all look delicious!!

    1. Hi there, click on each recipe title to be taken to the recipe itself. This is a collection. 🙂

  2. I have made the Frankie’s 5-6 times now. They are so good that every time I look at this list and have plans on making something else I still just make the Frankie’s. They are a huge hit in my house.

  3. Made this last night w/brown rice and added the raita and pickled onions w/naan. It was a hit! Thank you for keeping our dinners so deliciously interesting and making me feel like a better skilled cook that I’m sure I am!

  4. Give stars for the article. I haven’t made any of the dishes yet but will try most if them eventually. Many articles are frustrating because they pass around the same few recipes. This has fresh ideas. Thanks.

  5. I just soaked some chickpea that have been hanging around a while…..this looks like a great spot for recipe ideas. Thanks

  6. I always thought I was eating healthy. Cut out sodas and fast food. Thought a good balance was healthy and then I started studying more of the food that we are buying in the grocery store and said….Wait!! This is NOT good. I’m going to switch to plant based eating but will eat a little chicken and a little fish. I just have local sources for fish and chicken so I don’t have to worry about farm raised and if I limit those items I know I can enjoy them every once and a while but for the most part I really want to learn to prepare meals prodomenemtly plant based.

  7. Everything I make from Feasting at Home is delicious! I’m inspired to try new things and there are plenty of chickpea recipes to pick from. My husband often requests the Frankies burritos. I can’t wait to try the other recipes!

  8. It’s funny. Every time I think about using chickpeas, I mentally roll my eyes, but I truly enjoy them in just about every dish I try them in.

    I think I’m going to go simple and try the chickpea and avocado sandwich. Looks delish and less time consuming than some other recipes that I will eventually get to.

    Have you had them in an Ethiopian potato stew? Ah! Now I know how I’m going to use my potatoes.

  9. Looking forward to cooking my way down this list. Your recipes are designed in a way that is easy to follow, and the results are delicious. Thank you!

  10. Chickpeas are my favorite go-to bean for all kinds of dishes. Thanks for the great inspirational recipes!

  11. These pictures are so colorful and vibrant. They make me want to try every recipe! I’m especially drawn to any dish with Thai flavors! Yum!

  12. Oh my word! I want to eat all of these RIGHT. NOW. But alas I must start somewhere so the Chana Masala as well as the Smashed Chickpea and Avo Sandwich are first up for me!!

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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