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12 Best Healthy Chickpea Recipes

Ah yes, the mighty chickpea! So much good-for-you. So much creamy, delicious nuttiness. Whether you're whipping up a batch of garlicky hummus, roasting them up into the best little salad add-in or soup topper, or stewing them around in a warmly-spiced sauce, these lovely legumes are the absolute best.

5-Minute Spicy Chickpea Salad

Chickpeas mixed up with creamy mayo, fresh lemon, and a squeeze of sriracha. Serve with crackers, on a bed of greens, or dare we say, with the forever addicting everything bagel seasoning. 

chickpeas, mayo, sriracha, lemon juice


Harissa Chickpeas with Whipped Feta

Perfectly spicy/saucy/tomato-y chickpeas smothered in creamy, garlicky whipped feta and served with naan, lemons, and cucumbers. Your next weeknight wonder!

chickpeas, canned tomatoes, feta, harissa paste, garlic, lemon juice

Pasta tossed with greens and cheese with lemon wedges.

Lemon Herb Pasta Salad with Marinated Chickpeas

A super fresh summery salad packed with tangy marinated chickpeas, chewy pasta, lots of herbs and garlic, lemon juice and olive oil, and a handful of parmesan to top it off.

pasta, chickpeas, lemon, parmesan cheese, fresh herbs

Curry Hummus on serving platter with vegetables and olives.

Curry Hummus

Smooth, creamy, and perfect for a healthy snack or in a wrap for an awesome lunch. gluten & dairy free. YUM.

chickpeas, coconut milk, curry powder, red curry paste

Sweet potato on a bed of greens and quinoa in a rectangular glass salad bowl.

Quinoa Sweet Potato Salad

A sheet-pan meal prep salad packed with roasted sweet potatoes, caramelizy onions, crisped chickpeas, fresh rosemary, and toasty maple walnuts.

quinoa, sweet potatoes, shallots, walnuts, chickpeas

Golden Soup in bowls with chickpea topping.

Golden Soup

Cozy, bright, and healing with power-foods like turmeric, cauliflower, and cashews. Topped with crispy chickpeas. Super creamy and SO GOOD.

cauliflower, cashews, turmeric, lemon juice, chickpeas

Mediterranean Street Cart fries in tray.

Loaded Mediterranean Street Cart Fries

Sweet potato fries topped with fresh romaine, tzatziki, marinated tomatoes and chickpeas, feta cheese, and more. Meatless and mind-blowing, all in one.

sweet potato fries, chickpeas, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, plain yogurt

Roasted Veggie Pitas with Avocado Dip on parchment paper.

Roasted Veggie Pitas with Avocado Dip

Super adaptable to any veggies you have on hand – loaded with flavor, and ready in 30 minutes!

whole wheat pitas, chickpeas, garlic, avocado, chili powder

Detox Cauliflower Salad in bowl with fork.

Spring Detox Cauliflower Salad

An herby, fresh vegan power salad featuring cauliflower, apples, shallots, roasted spiced chickpeas, and a quick grainy mustard dressing.

chickpeas, cauliflower, apple, shallot, fresh parsley, fresh mint, avocados

Couscous summer salad in a bowl.

Couscous Summer Salad

Spiced couscous, juicy nectarines, crunchy cucumber, avocado, chickpeas, cherries, sweet corn, and mint. It’s sunshine in a bowl!

couscous, dried cherries, chickpeas, corn, cucumber, nectarines, avocado, spinach

Creamy hummus topped with fresh herbs, sauteed cauliflower, tomatoes, eggs and pita in a bowl.

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus Bowls

These bowls are LIFE-CHANGING. A bed of garlicky creamy hummus, piled high with spiced roasted cauliflower, and a speckling of fresh lemony tomatoes and herbs.

cauliflower, chickpeas, lemons, olive oil, fresh parsley, tomatoes

Moroccan Chickpea Bowl with cucumber.

Quick and Easy Spiced Chickpea Bowls

Spiced Chickpea Bowl: clean eating meets comfort food!

chickpeas, onion, garlic, fire-roasted diced tomatoes, cucumbers, mint

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    Emily Murray

    These are very interesting recipes. Is there an organic food that you offer? I really like chickpeas. I hope you guys offer a Mediterranean recipe that I can eat like in misspickle.com.au. Thank you!