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For the Love of Chickpeas!

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We’re here to tell you that chickpeas are more than just a bean dip.

Known for their starring role in the Mediterranean masterpiece, hummus, chickpeas have found their way into our hearts and our pantries. But did you know that this round, nutty legume makes a tasty ingredient in everything from salads to soups to pasta dishes?

It’s no wonder a 2021 food trend report names chickpeas “the new cauliflower.” These loveable legumes are as versatile as they are healthy. Chickpeas—also known as garbanzo beans—are loaded with heart-healthy fiber and contain a number of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals too. In addition, their high protein content makes them a valuable alternative for those that follow vegetarian and vegan diets.

Here are some of our favorite chickpea recipes—from apps to the main event.

Appetizers and Snacks

A healthy and filling pantry staple, chickpeas are a ready-to-use ingredient perfect for a number of easy apps and snacks.

Zesty Olive & Chickpea Bruschetta
Recipe: Zesty Olive & Chickpea Bruschetta
Recipe: Spicy Chickpea Hummus

Stand-Alone Salads

These superstar bean salads feature chickpeas along with some of your favorite Mediterranean ingredients, like roasted red peppers and balsamic vinegar.

Recipe: Marinated Chickpea Salad With Feta And Roasted Tomatoes
Recipe: Zesty Chickpea Salad
Recipe: Chickpea Salad With Roasted Red Peppers
Recipe: Chickpea And Tuna Salad

Great with Greens

Upgrade leafy green salads with your favorite protein-packed legume.

Recipe: Gold & Green Grilled Grain Bowl
Recipe: Raw Brussels Sprouts And Chick Pea Salad
Completed Avocado Chickpea Salad with spring greens and fresh mozzarella
Recipe: Avocado And Chickpea Salad With Spring Greens And Fresh Mozzarella
Kale & Chickpea Salad
Recipe: Kale & Chickpea Salad With Feta & Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette

Soups and Stews

Soups are just better with beans. The meaty, tender chickpea makes for a hearty addition to cold-weather recipes. 

Pasta e Ceci (Italian Chickpea Soup)
Recipe: Pasta E Ceci (Italian Chickpea Soup)
Recipe: Avocado Soup With Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken And Chickpea Stew

Paired with Pasta

Chickpeas and pasta are an incredible duo. From baked pasta to lighter recipes, these chickpea-lovin’ creations are going to knock your socks off.

Recipe: Chickpea And Caponata Brothy Pasta
two Orzo Chickpea Avocado Grain Bowl
Recipe: Orzo, Chicken, Chickpeas And Avocado Grain Bowl
Recipe: Lemon Herb Pasta Salad With Marinated Chickpeas
two plates of this orecchiette recipe served with Italian bread and white wine
Recipe: Orecchiette And Chickpeas With Tomatoes, Mozzarella And Greens
Recipe: Spaghetti With Zucchini, Chickpeas And Pancetta
Recipe: Greek Baked Orzo

Need some more inspiration? Check our gallery of recipes!