37+ Chickpea Recipes (Simple, Healthy & Tasty!)

Looking for some chickpea recipes to try out at home? If you love garbanzo beans, I’ve got you covered! Here’s 37+ flavor packed recipes. Easy to make and healthy, so you can create a tasty and nutritious meal in no time.

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Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are a great option for adding nutrition and delicious flavors to your meals.

From curries to burgers, you have plenty of options when it comes to recipes for delicious dishes made with chickpeas.

So, if you’re looking to add some flavor and nutrition to your meals, look no further!

Read on for some easy and delicious recipes to get your creative juices flowing.

Our Favorite Chickpea Recipes

Overhead shot of butter chickpeas served on bed of brown rice in grey bowl with pita bread.
This Butter Chickpea Curry feature tender chickpeas simmered in an intensely flavorful and aromatic Indian-inspired butter sauce. Either serve it as the main course with rice or as a delicious vegetarian and vegan-friendly side dish.
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Overhead shot of roasted cauliflower salad in grey bowl with spoon next to small bowl of tahini dressing.
This Cauliflower Chickpea Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing combines roasted cauliflower & chickpeas with fluffy quinoa and creamy avocados. It’s a healthy, protein-packed salad that can be made ahead of time. 
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Bowl of creamy quinoa soup with spoon.
This Creamy Italian Quinoa Soup is not only amazingly delicious, but it’s also packed with protein, fiber and essential vitamins and antioxidants. 
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Tuna chickpea salad in bowl with lemon wedges and serving spoon.
This Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Salad is the perfect dish for when you’re trying to eat lighter but still want a delicious meal. 
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This Farro Salad with Basil & Lemon Tahini Dressing is a delicious salad that can be made ahead of time, making it perfect for busy workday lunches or potlucks.
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Fennel salad with chickpeas in white bowl.
This Fennel and Chickpea Salad is tossed in a light citrus vinaigrette & topped with parmesan. It’s the perfect make-ahead salad for potlucks or lunches.
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Hand holding bowl of chickpea salad.
This Chickpeas and Avocado Salad has all the traditional elements of a great guacamole and makes a healthy, protein and fiber-filled dish that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. Plus, it comes together easily in just 10 minutes!
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Harissa chicken in skillet topped with dollops of yogurt sauce.
One Pot Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas is a fuss free dish that's easy to make at home. Spicy, fragrant harissa coats the chicken and chickpeas as they roast and a creamy yogurt harissa sauce finishes it off at the end.
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Cooked chickpeas in instant pot.
Instant Pot Chickpeas couldn't be easier. This simple & quick method for cooking dried garbanzo beans in the pressure cooker (without presoaking) requires less than an hour. Plus, they taste so much better than canned! 
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PREPARED SQUASH SALAD IN BOWL.
This Roasted Squash Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing combines roasted butternut squash & chickpeas with fluffy quinoa and a dreamy, creamy maple tahini dressing. It’s a delicious and fresh  salad that can be made ahead of time.
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These Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls are topped with roasted sweet potatoes, peppers and chickpeas and drizzled with a tangy green mojo sauce. It's a healthy (vegetarian + vegan) dinner or lunch. 
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Hummus in bowl topped with macadamia nuts and parsley.
Macadamia Nut Hummus puts a Hawaiian spin on the traditional chickpea spread– It’s rich, creamy, tangy and perfect for slathering on sandwiches or serving as an appetizer dip with vegetables.
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Overhead close up of baked zucchini boats.
Greek Stuffed Zucchini Boats come together in just 30-minutes. Stuffed with quinoa, feta, chickpeas, peppers and olives and flavored with lemon, garlic and oregano.
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Overhead close up of bowl of soup topped with pesto.
This Instant Pot Bean Soup with Pesto is made with chickpeas and tomatoes. It’s vegetarian friendly, super delicious and cooks up quick in your pressure cooker. 
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Overhead close up of Yumm bowl.
Learn how to make Yumm Sauce – inspired by Cafe Yumm. These vegetarian Yumm Bowls are loaded up with all the toppings and drizzled with a creamy curry & cumin spiced chickpea sauce.
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Hands holding bowl of hummus topped with whipped feta & chili oil.
Never choose between hummus or whipped feta again! This Whipped Feta Hummus with Chili Oil is a party-ready dip that features layers of whipped feta cheese and homemade classic hummus. The spicy chili oil on top cuts through the richness and explodes with flavor!
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Three air fryer falafel balls in grey bowl with hummus, cucumber and cherry tomatoes.
Air Fryer Falafel cook up light, fluffy and deliciously crispy. Serve them with hummus and pita or top a salad with them and drizzle on a tahini dressing. 
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Overhead close up of bowl of harissa hummus.
This easy and spicy Harissa Hummus will have you hooked with its smoky and wonderfully aromatic flavor.
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One bite of the viral Jennifer Aniston Quinoa Salad and you’ll be hooked! It was the actress’ top choice for lunch during her time on Friends for good reason – it’s easy to make, loaded with healthy grains and veggies, and perfect for meal prep.
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Quick + Simple Pasta “Risotto” with Herbed Roasted Chickpeas – flavorful, light delicious and easy… what’s not to love!
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Pumpkin Hummus Recipe, with tons of autumnal flare from pumpkin & fall spices. This homemade hummus dip is Dairy-free, Vegan, & Gluten-Free.
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You will love how hearty this chickpea salad sandwich recipe is! It’s loaded with goodness, and the light creamy dressing is so crave-worthy. It’s ready in no time for a quick lunch.
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When you’re craving something warming, healthy and fresh, this Persian Herb and Chickpea Stew with Rice is the perfect thing to make. All made in one pan, in just about 30 minutes, and using good for us ingredients.
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This EASY and HEALTHY veggie shawarma recipe is the ultimate sheet-pan veg shawarma dinner! It takes just 15 min to prep (w/ 2 meal prep options).
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This crispy chickpea fritter recipe is made with chickpea flour which is chilled and fried and served with smoked paprika aioli.
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Crunchy Tandoori Chickpea Wraps – So much flavor packed in one wrap, plus simple & easy to throw together. Prep today, enjoy all week!
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This tomato chickpea salad is fresh, simple, and comes together fast. Great for a side salad or light lunch!
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A Healthy Broccoli Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing made with bell pepper, chickpeas, & crumbled feta. A quick & easy side dish for summer!
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Cauliflower Crust “Pizza” with Chickpea “Pepperoni” – simple, healthy and delicious.
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Southwest spiced crunchy chickpeas are a healthy, tasty, and easy to make snack or salad topping.
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The creamiest, easiest, Summer Coconut Chickpea Curry with Rice and Fried Halloumi…all you need are pantry ingredients, garden vegetables, and 45 minutes.
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Chickpeas are stewed in a creamy coconut sauce made from a homemade red curry paste base for an easy vegetarian entree.
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This Chickpea Burger is so delicious and easy to make, no one will miss the meat! Ready in less than 30 minutes.
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Add some color to your life with this roasted beet hummus – a healthy, creamy, and bright pink dip that’s a real crowd-pleaser.
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Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Chickpea Salad, the perfect quick fix salad that’s almost no cook and comes together in minutes. Summery, healthy, and so good!
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A creamy, dreamy, totally addictive white bean pesto hummus loaded with the bright flavors of pesto & lemon. perfect for healthy end-of-summer snacking!
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This Mediterranean quinoa salad is fresh, bursting with flavor, healthy, and filling. Perfect for light lunches or meal prep!
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Thai Pumpkin Laksa with Crunchy “Fried” Chickpeas – so simple, just add everything to a soup pot and simmer, so delicious!
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these chickpea recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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Close up of butter chickpeas swirled with greek yogurt.

37+ BEST Chickpea Recipes

Looking for some chickpea recipes to try out at home? Here's 37+ flavor packed recipes that are easy to make and healthy! Try these Indian Butter Chickpeas. Featuring tender garbanzo beans simmered in an intensely flavorful and aromatic Indian-inspired butter sauce.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger (minced)
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (or more, to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 4 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves (for garnish)
  • Greek yogurt (for topping)

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and sauté until onions become translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer, until fragrant.
  • Stir in coconut milk, tomato paste, ginger, curry powder, garam masala, chili powder, salt & pepper until well combined.
  • Add chickpeas and bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for another 10 minutes. Taste and add more salt if necessary.
  • Serve spooned over rice, and topped with cilantro and greek yogurt, if desired.

Notes

  • To store, keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. 
  • To freeze, place the cooked and cooled butter chickpeas in an airtight container and freeze for up to 1 month.
  • To reheat, warm the chickpeas in a saucepan or in the microwave until hot.
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Equipment

Large Skillet
Knife

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

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