Hello lovely people! Chickpeas are one of my favourite ingredients to use, simply because they’re so versatile and easy to work with. They are full of protein as well, which makes them a good meat substitute. I always like to stock up on cans of chickpeas whenever I’m at the grocery store, because I know that they’ll come in handy. I also have a lot of chickpea recipes on my blog, and today I thought I’d highlight some of those by showing you four different and delicious ways to use chickpeas. Here they are!!
1. Roast Them
Roasted chickpeas are so quick to make, yet they can be used in so many different ways. Because you can change up the spices that you roast them in, you can use chickpeas for tacos, salads, and bowls. They’re even great as a topping for soup, or eaten plain for a tasty snack. The following recipes use roasted chickpeas to spice things up;)
From left to right: Greek Pasta Salad, Asian Kale and Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing, Balsamic and Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad, Spicy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup.
2. Make Hummus
I loooove hummus!! It’s easy enough to make and packs a ton of flavour into wraps and bowls. Plus, hummus makes plain veggies and crackers a heck of lot more exciting. I have two hummus recipes currently on my blog, but definitely plan on expanding in the future.
From left to right: Creamy Mushroom and Hummus Pasta, Spiced Up Hummus.
3. Use Them In Curries and Stews
Like I mentioned before, chickpeas are full of protein and can be used as a meat substitute. This makes them a great addition to curries, soups, and stews. Chickpeas are super fresh tasting and amazing in these dishes.
From left to right: Vegetarian Sloppy Joes, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry.
4. Use Them in a Sandwich
I haven’t made a chickpea salad sandwich in a long time, but dang they’re good! Mix some mashed avocado with roasted chickpeas and green onion and you’ve got yourself a great lunch. I’m sure that their are plenty of other chickpea sandwich recipes out there, so I’ll have to post one in the future;)
Hopefully now you have some chickpea inspiration to liven up your recipes! Enjoy;)