January 19, 2021
Make healthy and delicious meatless meals, snacks, and even desserts with these 25 Cheap and Easy Chickpea Recipes that help you eat healthy on a dime!
Today, we are celebrating Meatless Monday with chickpeas!
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber and offer a variety of health benefits, including improving digestion, aiding weight management, and reducing the risk of several diseases.
Chickpeas are also much cheaper than meat, helping you create healthy, real food meals on a dime!
Whether chickpeas are a staple in your diet or you’ve never tried them before, you will love these 25 Healthy + Delicious Vegetarian Chickpea Recipes!
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This spicy roasted chickpea recipe is packed with flavor!
If you have never tried roasted chickpeas, I highly recommend them.
They are a quick and easy snack you can make any time, and they’re filling enough to make a meal out of them!
Plus, roasted chickpeas provide a satisfying crunch to help keep you away from unhealthy snacks like potato chips.
Roasted chickpeas are usually seasoned with savory flavors, but this recipe provides a unique take on this healthy snack food. Fool your kids with this healthy treat that tastes just like the cereal!
This dip is sure to impress your friends at a party or to treat yourself any night of the week.
Store bought hummus is topped with shawarma spiced chickpeas, a small parsley salad, and homemade garlic herb sauce.
Serve with pita chips and cut vegetables.
This recipe is seasoned with Green Goddess Dressing flavors like lemon juice, tarragon, chives, and parsley to make a super creamy hummus.
Roasted carrots, red onion, and chickpeas are seasoned with sweet smoked Spanish paprika, cinnamon, and cumin in this unique Moroccan inspired dish you just have to try!
This chickpea chopped salad with goat cheese tastes like summer with butter lettuce, grilled corn, blackberries, tomatoes, red peppers, and fresh herbs in a super flavorful dressing.
This simple, fresh salad contains chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, bread chunks, feta cheese, lemon zest, basil, and celery leaves.
Dressed with lemon juice and good olive oil, it’s like a traditional panzanella with a Greek twist.
As summer ends and the seasons change, you might like to warm up on chilly nights with this comforting and filling creamy soup.
This soup is super healthy with fresh ingredients like tomatoes, avocado, and lime, yet still incredibly flavorful with loads of tasty Mexican spices and Tequila sure to send your taste buds south of the border!
This warming soup with hearty chickpeas and red lentils and loads of vegetables will give you a comforting immunity boost as cold weather moves in.
Turn roasted chickpeas into a main meal with this gyro recipe with traditional World’s Best Tzaziki Sauce.
This plant based take on traditional meatloaf is a great choice for holiday dinners or any time you want a healthy, hearty meal.
Try something new with this Thai Coconut Curry with jasmine rice you can make on the stove in under 30 minutes.
This recipe is a unique take on traditional taco flavors with a tasty, fresh homemade taco seasoning blend of cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper along with taco sauce and cheddar cheese.
These chickpea “meatballs” are a great alternative to regular meatballs for any pasta dish, meatball subs, and more!
Chickpeas, garlic, baby spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes bring a new take on the classic chickpea burger.
Fresh vegetables in a sesame-orange glaze over hearty quinoa – this dish is way better than takeout!
Stir-fries are super simple and really cheap to make, and this recipe is no exception.
Want a nourishing, veggie substitute for egg salad, chicken salad, and tuna salad?
This creamy, comforting, and healthy chickpea salad sandwich is sure to satisfy for a quick lunch or simple meal any time.
Don’t be afraid to try these desserts.
You may not think of beans as a good addition to sweet treats, but you’ll be amazed at how chickpeas compliment and enhance healthy desserts.
Chickpeas are especially great in desserts because they allow you to skip the refined flour and fat and instead have a moist cake loaded with protein and filling carbohydrates.
These truffles are so good!
Made with bittersweet chocolate and a creamy nougat filling composed of chickpeas, cashew butter, rolled oats, and maple syrup, then sprinkled with cacao nibs, these little candies are a wonderful dessert to treat yourself or give as gifts to family and friends!
Wow, look how ooey gooey that chocolate is!
These blondies look like total decadence, but they’re actually really healthy with whole foods like pumpkin puree, chickpeas, and Medjool dates.
These gluten- and dairy-free brownies are the perfect vegan treat. They’re a healthy alternative to regular brownies and are so quick to make!
This sinfully delicious peanut butter pie can be made nut free – just replace the peanut butter with SunButter.
Protein bars you buy at the store are usually not very healthy.
Control what’s in your healthy snacks and satisfy your sweet tooth with these awesome no-bake protein bars with plant based protein powder (my favorite is this brand).
These vegan and gluten free PB+J bars bring that childhood staple to a whole new level with chunky natural peanut butter, strawberry chia seed jam, chickpeas, and maple syrup!
These moist and delicious grain free peanut butter chocolate cookies are perfect for after school or work snacks and taste so yummy you’ll even want to make them for the holidays!
Chickpeas are super healthy and affordable, and recipes – like those on this list – that use canned chickpeas are super quick and easy!
What do you think of these amazing chickpea recipes? Do you think you’ll give them a try? Let me know in the comments below!