23 easy recipes for canned chickpeas to repeat

Enhance your meals with these delicious canned chickpeas recipes!

Chickpeas are the hidden superstar of the pantry. They are high in protein and fiber and keep calories low.

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Plus, they are so affordable! You can make these tasty recipes without putting a dent in your bank account.

So, dust off that can of sloppy chickpeas, and let’s whip up some fantastic canned chickpea recipes!

Homemade hummus tastes so much better than store-bought and is cheaper! And if you have a can of chickpeas, you are halfway to this delicious and nutritious snack.

This recipe combines chickpeas with the flavorful additions of garlic, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. It’s wonderful when paired with a pita or a plate of fresh vegetables.

Think of this Tahini Chickpea Salad as a vegetarian version of Chicken Salad. Chickpeas add that creamy, protein-packed bite with crunchy toppings like celery, walnuts, and red onions.

Add a cool and creamy tahini base, and place generously between two slices of bread!

This Rustic Italian Chickpea Soup is the perfect way to end a chilly day.

Features rustic greens like tomatoes, celery, carrots, and onion with baby chickpeas in a hearty tomato base. And like any good Italian dish, you can’t forget the pasta!

Serve this hearty soup with crust bread for dipping or a simple grilled cheese sandwich.

Chickpea curry is one of my favorite comfort foods because it explodes with flavor. Plus, the recipe is as easy as opening a can of chickpeas!

The curry base is so thick and substantial, with lots of fire roasted tomatoes, onion, spinach and garlic. The tomatoes offer a meaty bite, while the chickpeas provide the protein.

Serve it on a bed of fluffy white rice and don’t forget the naan!

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This Peanut Chickpea Noodle Salad is the perfect summer side dish, especially when cucumbers are in season.

Mashed cucumbers are the perfect vehicle for all those bright Asian spices and add such a wonderful crunch to this summer dish.

Accompany it with tender chickpeas and pasta, and serve it cold.

I love falafel because it is so versatile. Layer fresh falafel on a sandwich or layer it on a salad for a flavor boost. And this recipe for baked falafel with canned chickpeas does not disappoint.

It combines bright Mediterranean flavors with simple (and affordable) additions like canned chickpeas, shallots, and garlic.

This vegan chickpea scramble is a breakfast that will have you excited to get out of bed in the morning. It has protein-rich chickpeas with garlic, onion, bell peppers and tomatoes in a hearty scrambled egg.

Say goodbye to boring scrambled eggs and try this rustic vegan chickpea scramble this morning!

If you’ve gone vegetarian but miss the sweet and sour bite of General Tso’s Chicken, recreate the magic with this recipe! Chickpeas are a great substitute for chicken because they are high in protein and soak up the sauce like a dream.

This recipe is as sweet, hot, sour, and spicy as any takeout dish, but swap out the chicken for chickpeas.

Serve it on a bed of rice and give your local Chinese takeout the night off.

You need a quick snack but are short on time and ingredients. Enter 5 minute spicy chickpeas. If you have a can of chickpeas in your cupboard and a few spices on your spice rack, you’re almost there.

This recipe features baby chickpeas with spicy additions like garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, and mint.

Eat them plain as a snack or pair them with a crunchy summer salad.

If you’re looking for a simple and affordable vegetarian dinner plate, look no further! This chickpea and spinach recipe is the perfect vegetarian main dish when you’re short on time.

A can of chickpeas, garlic, spinach, and a few spices is all you need for this rustic main course. A drizzle of lemon juice brings these flavors over the top.

Think of this stew as a Moroccan curry. It’s thick, hearty, and delivers 1-2 hits of flavor.

The recipe combines warm spices of cinnamon and cumin with tasty additions of tomatoes, chickpeas, and garlic.

It is aromatic and filling and ensures that no one goes to bed hungry!

Who doesn’t love a one pot dinner? This Chickpea Rice Recipe is an authentic Indian meal that is easy, colorful, and 100 percent delicious.

Plus, it’s so simple! The rice is deliciously fluffy and pairs perfectly with bold Indian spices, chickpeas and fresh red onion.

Bonus points: you only need to wash one pot after dinner!

This crispy chickpea with vegan garlic aioli satisfies any salty snack craving. Chickpeas with paprika and onion provide a sweet, fragrant kick. Plus, vegan garlic aioli tames those bold flavors.

They are just as addictive as potato chips and much healthier.

Who says vegan entrees can also be incredibly filling? This Vegan Roasted Chickpeas and Mushrooms Recipe with Herb Butter is a hearty vegan dish!

The mushrooms provide a meat-like texture, while the chickpeas bring protein to the feast. With a drizzle of vegan herb butter, this flavorful meal is hard to resist.

Eat it plain or serve it over creamy grits or white rice.

This Spanish Chickpea Stew is the perfect dinner dish when cooking on a budget. All the ingredients are easy to find and cheap.

Combine chickpeas with spinach, potatoes, carrots, and bright Spanish spices. It makes a beautiful crusty bread dinner plate, and leftovers freeze beautifully.

Buddha bowls are the pinnacle of healthy and delicious eating.

This Veggie Peanut Chickpea Buddha Bowl takes your average can of chickpeas over the top with an addictive peanut sauce.

Pair it with rustic kale and creamy avocado with white rice.

If your favorite weeknight dinner is pasta and butter, this recipe takes it to a new level. It gives all the feeling of buttered pasta, but the added herbs and protein-rich chickpeas add a meaty finish.

It’s as easy as butter noodles but 10 times more filling!

You didn’t expect to see a dessert appear on this list, did you? If black bean brownies are a thing, why not chickpeas?

These vegan pecan pie bars are just as gooey and flavorful as the real thing, but so much healthier! Yeah, I just used pecan and healthy pie in the same sentence.

Green goddess salads are the MVP of healthy eating. And a protein boost from the chickpeas pushes it to the limit.

This salad features green goddess classics like broccoli, asparagus, kale, avocado, and (of course) green goddess dressing.

The chickpeas add a meat-like bite and a protein boost to keep you from snacking between meals.

If you love honey roasted peanuts, this sweet and crunchy roasted chickpeas recipe is perfect for you. Combine cinnamon, brown sugar, and maple syrup with just a dash of cayenne pepper for heat.

Once toasted, they are deliciously crunchy and quite addictive!

This one-pan Mediterranean chickpea dinner is Mediterranean cooking at its finest. It features Greece’s biggest hits like kalamata olives, feta cheese, parsley, garlic and tomato.

It’s bright and briny and so incredibly filling! Serve it as a side dish with a protein, or pair it with couscous or rice as a main dish.

Although it looks like a tuna salad, this chickpea and olive salad is 100 percent vegan! And dare I say it’s even tastier than tuna or chicken salad?

The olives provide a bright and salty hint of flavor. Pairs great with baby chickpeas and smoked roasted red peppers.

Move over, chicken noodle soup. If you’re looking for comfort soups, look no further than this Golden Chickpea Soup.

It’s hearty and filling with carrots, onions, celery, and kale, and gets a protein boost with the chickpeas.

It’s just as comforting as chicken noodle soup, but easier and incredibly affordable (and vegan).

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