7 Chickpea Recipes to Take Advantage of This Great Legume

7 Chickpea Recipes to Take Advantage of This Great Legume Vegetarian mushrooms chickpea stew in a iron pan and rustic grilled bread on a gray background, top view. Healthy vegetarian food concept. Vegetarian chili

Chickpeas are a rather cheap and healthy ingredient to use in your cooking. But if you don’t have many ideas about what to do with them, then it’s time to check out these chickpea recipes. 

Pulses are some of the healthiest foods in the world right now and chickpeas are a chief part of that. They’re used to make so many classical dishes, including hummus and falafel. We all love those, don’t we? But what about other chickpea recipes you can try? We made a list for you, so that you can enjoy them to the fullest.

7 chickpea recipes you should make

1. Pork and chickpea stew

A classic and comforting meaty filling stew may be all you need to fight the cold outside. It’s a nutritious and warming way to fill yourself up. Let the cubed pork leg and chickpeas, flavored with tomatoes, thyme, and onion satisfy your appetite.

2. Tuna and chickpea wraps

The tortilla rolls can hide a truly delicious mixture in them. Make yours from firm-textured yet creamy canned chickpeas, crispy red onion and celery, refreshing Greek yogurt, and delicious tuna. Lettuce and juicy tomatoes can also find their place in your wraps. Give them a hint of dill flavor, too.

3. Spiced chickpea curry

Make your own hearty vegetarian dishes, even if sometimes it doesn’t seem like the culinary world is built for vegetarians. Everybody seems to literally cater to meat lovers, primarily. But your meals don’t have to be bland. They can be exciting and flavorful. Like this spiced chickpea curry, for example, served on top a bed of rice.

4. Lentil and chickpea soup

Inspired by Arabic cuisine, this warming and thick soup is very appropriate for all kinds of weather. That’s why we spice it using caraway, cloves, and paprika. Preparing it is an easy task: we needed only 25 minutes. You can increase the creaminess factor by serving it with yogurt to taste.

5. Chickpea and carrot salad

This chickpea and carrot salad is fresh and nourishing at the same time. The spicy dressing goes extremely good with the sweetness of the carrot. You can shred or slice the carrot with a knife, but we recommend you use the vegetable peeler to get really thin slices.

6. Eggplant, chickpeas and couscous stew

A delicious stew, that almost makes you forget there’s no trace of meat in the plate. That is because we’ve replaced it with chickpeas which is an alternative source of protein. It is paired with eggplant, couscous, and a few other ingredients that give it a nice Middle-Eastern flavor.

7. Chickpea and sweet potato bake

With its Middle Eastern inspiration, this dish is way more than just a boring vegetarian dinner. The dish consists of sweet potato, eggplant, bell pepper, and zucchini, cooked into the oven in rich tomato sauce. To balance the acidity of the tomato sauce, we’ve also added some dried apricots, which also bring their sweet flavor.

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