9 Chickpea Recipes that Aren’t Hummus


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

1. Vegan Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie Recipe with Chickpeas and Currants

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.

2. Braised Chickpeas and Carrots with Yogurt Topping

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.

3. Chickpea Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Herbs

For a filling but light salad variation, try this herbal chickpea salad, which is served cool and fit for a crowd.

4. Greek Farro Salad Recipe

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.

5. Quinoa, Chickpeas, and Avocado on Toast

Avocado toast just got so much better with this variation, which includes quinoa and chickpeas. It’s hearty, delicious, and full of nutrition.

6. Indian Chickpea Dip

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.

7. Healthy Chili Recipe with Grass-Fed Beef, Chickpeas and Butternut Squash

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.

9. Vegan Meatloaf Recipe with Sweet Cider Glaze

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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