25 Chickpea Ideas

Chickpeas are a great source of protein, and an ideal substitute for vegan and vegetarian-friendly meals. From veggie burgers to creamy dip for snacking, the possibilities are endless!

Chickpea Salad With Cumin Vinaigrette

“I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for sometime now. It’s quick and easy, but most of all delicious. It’s 100 times better than the quick chickpea salads I’ve been purchasing in the past. A real keeper for sure.”



“This is very good! I couldn’t find dried fava beans, so I used well-drained canned. The blend of spices were so good. I served it with tzatziki and some thinly sliced red onions inside pita bread.”


Sweet Potato Curry With Spinach & Chickpeas

“This is such a great vegetarian dish, you won’t miss having meat at all! The sweet potatoes and chickpeas are so filling, and the tomato sauce is so good.”


Gluten-Free Savory Chickpea Pancakes

“Yum! Served this for lunch with some zucchini and feta on top - super easy to make and quite filling.”

-Izy Hossack

Greek Orzo Salad With Chickpeas & Artichoke Hearts

“This was a huge hit at the potluck for which I prepared it. A great summer cold salad that is different from pasta and potato salads that most people bring. Make sure to use fresh delicious tomatoes, the taste brings a lot to this dish.”

-Chef Romano-Clarke

Mediterranean Chickpea Latkes

“These were very good! They taste like falafel, but a bit lighter. I served them as an appetizer. Small latkes, some salad greens and a couple of dollops of tahini on the side!”


Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken, Chickpea & Apricot Tagine

“This is my second time making this dish, and it’s fantastic! I added a little extra chicken broth the second go-round as I wanted a little more juice. The combination of spices is phenomenal as are the chickpeas and tomatoes.”


Chocolate Chip Cookies (With Special Ingredient)

“This is one of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes. I first tried them in my college public speaking class where students had to give a demonstration speech. A student demonstrated this cookie recipe and blew our minds because of the secret ingredient.”

-Katie M.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

“This was a most enjoyable salad. With the cheese, this could easily be a full meal on it's own but it was great with grilled chicken. A wonderful balance of flavors!”


Slow-Cooker Ratatouille With Chickpeas

“This was a delicious send-off for all of those summer veggies as we make our way toward fall! I used fresh tomatoes instead of canned, and probably a bit more eggplant than called for. I served it over wheat couscous cooked in veggie broth, and the whole crew devoured it! We also enjoyed this with cheese on top.”


Chickpea Fritters With Hot Pepper Mayonnaise

“I absolutely loved these chickpea fritters. The mayo was very good, and wasn’t too hot despite the jalapeño. We served these fritters with an arugula and tomato salad.”


Creamy Roasted Garlic Hummus

“I’ve tried many different hummus recipes before, but this one is the absolute best. It was so light and creamy, with so much flavor. We served it with wedges of toasted flatbread.”

Marinated Chickpea & Artichoke Salad with Feta

“So delicious! One woman said she could live off this salad. I'd like a nice glass of wine and some crusty bread to go with it!"


Chickpea, Avocado & Sun-Dried Tomato Salad

"This is a great dish. It is healthy, easy, quick and so delicious."


Sweet Potato Falafel

"Vegan has never tasted so good. Try this unique take on falafels."

-Sweet Potato Soul

Spanish Chickpea Salad

“We had this for dinner tonight because it’s the first nice day of summer. I refuse to sweat in the kitchen when I can do other things. This summer meal allows for that, and is so colorful, tasty and easy.”

-Tea Girl

Vegan Chickpea Crackers

“These are very different crackers, but very yummy. They have a nice roasted chickpea flavor with the seeds being such a lovely addition! What a tasty and healthy snack.”


Chickpea, Cherry Tomato & Feta Salad

“Awesome flavor, and so quick to put together. I garnished it with sliced spring onions, which gave it a nice crispy contrast.”


Chickpea Beetroot Salad

“What a great salad! We loved the combination of the beets, feta cheese and apple. The parsley and dressing were perfect. The cheese brought creaminess, the apples brought crunch, and the beetroot brought the perfect amount of tang.”


Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwich Filling

“An excellent recipe! I made it exactly as written and added tomato and lettuce to the sandwich. I ate the sandwich with tomato soup. I always love finding new sandwiches I can eat as a vegetarian, and I’m sure this one will become a regular.”


Creamy Chickpea & Rosemary Soup

“This was easy to make and especially good with fresh rosemary from the garden. A large spoonful of cooked brown rice was added to make it more of a main dish, along with a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of black pepper and a few fresh rosemary leaves.”


Curried Chickpeas & Kale

“I used really good, fresh vegetables and this was delicious. I topped it with roasted cashews, and there was zero bitterness from the kale!”

-Debbie R.

Chickpea Soup With Spinach

“A really nice, healthy tasting soup that hits the spot on a chilly evening. I made this exactly as posted using dried garbanzo beans. Next time, I would definitely double this recipe, as I wish I had more!”


Egyptian Chickpea & Tomato Soup

“Yummy! This was super easy to throw together for a late dinner. I had leftover spicy rice, tossed that in and topped it with yogurt!”


Roasted Garbanzo Beans

“Yum, these are good and addictive! I’m excited to try different seasonings. These will also go great on salads.”