No disrespect to hummus, but there are millions of other fabulous things chickpeas can do. Hummus is just a morsel of the legume’s potential! The following 11 chickpea recipes prove just that. Enjoy!
9 Chickpea Recipes that Aren’t Hummus
A normally indulgent comfort meal gets a vegan makeover with this shepherd’s pie recipe. Chickpeas offer the bulk otherwise provided by chicken or meat.
Inspired by Indian cuisine, this chickpeas recipe combines cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, paprika, and cilantro with chickpeas, yogurt, carrots, and quinoa for a deliciously aromatic meal.
For a filling but light salad variation, try this herbal chickpea salad, which is served cool and fit for a crowd.
Embrace ancient grains and plant-based protein with this farro salad recipe. Equipped with arugula, farro, chickpeas, and a zesty vinaigrette, it’s sure to satisfy your taste buds and your appetite.
Avocado toast just got so much better with this variation, which includes quinoa and chickpeas. It’s hearty, delicious, and full of nutrition.
This is a chickpea dip, yes, but it’s not exactly hummus – it’s an Indian adaptation that includes unique flavors, like sour cream, apricot jam, yellow mustard, cilantro, and curry powder.
This recipe’s title says it all. The chili is full of unique flavors (e.g. pumpkin spice) and the epitome of wholesomeness in a bowl.
8. Egg Replacer
Who know chickpea brine could replace an egg? Well, it’s a reality and something we should all embrace in our vegan baking.
Nothing spells comfort quite like meatloaf does. Only now, it doesn’t have to be high in calories, heavy, and meat-based. This recipe for meatloaf is based in chickpeas, making for a dense but animal and body-friendly alternative to the traditional recipe.
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