The Versatility Of Chickpeas In Vegan Cooking

Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are an incredibly versatile legume that has become a staple in vegan cooking. Chickpeas can be transformed into a wide range of mouthwatering dishes with their mild flavor and creamy texture. From hearty stews and curries to crispy snacks and delectable desserts, these tiny legumes pack a nutritious punch while adding depth and substance to any meal.

Raw chickpeas on a baking sheet.

About vegan chickpea recipes

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a type of legume that offers endless possibilities in the kitchen. Their mild flavor and buttery texture can transform them into an array of delicious dishes. Whether you’re looking for a satisfying snack or a way to elevate your soups and stews, chickpeas are a versatile ingredient that won’t disappoint.

One of the most popular uses for chickpeas is hummus, a creamy dip that serves as an excellent spread or accompaniment to fresh vegetables. However, chickpeas go far beyond hummus. They can be mashed and formed into flavorful falafels or blended with spices and herbs to create savory patties or meat-free meatballs.

Nutritious And Delicious Vegan Chickpea Salads

Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are a versatile and protein-packed legume that forms the basis of many delicious vegan salads. These healthy chickpea recipe salads satisfy your taste buds and provide essential nutrients for a well-balanced diet.

Receta de ensalada vegana, ensalada mediterranea, ensalada de garbanzo y frijol negro.

Mediterranean Chickpea and Bean Salad

Mediterranean chickpea and black bean salad. Rich, easy, and super nutritious recipe.

Another famous healthy vegan chickpea salad is the Mediterranean-inspired version. Combining chickpeas with refreshing cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, tangy olives, and zesty lemon dressing creates flavors in every bite.

Buffalo chickpea salad with vegan ranch dressing

Perfect salad with buffalo chickpeas and homemade ranch. This salad is fresh, delicious, and perfect for lunch, dinner

sandwich de atún vegano

Perfect tuna-less sandwich

This perfect tuna-less sandwich will soon become one of your favorite lunches. It is very easy to prepare, healthy, delicious, and versatile. Eat the salad in a sandwich, with crudités or stuff an avocado with it. 

Chickpea salad sandwich

This chickpea salad sandwich recipe is so easy to prepare, it is full of flavor texture. It is very good on bread, on greens or crackers

These vegan chickpea salad sandwiches are a great source of plant-based protein, fiber, and other micronutrients. In addition to being a sandwich filling, the salad can be enjoyed as a refreshing salad or a light lunch option.

Flavorful Vegan Chickpea Curries And Stews

Chickpeas are a versatile legume that makes for a flavorful base in vegan curries and stews. Packed with protein, fiber, and essential nutrients, these dishes are hearty and satisfying. The richly spiced sauces, infused with cumin, coriander, turmeric, and garam masala, provide a depth of comforting and exotic flavor.

There’s a wide range of options available to suit everyone’s taste, from classic recipes like chana masala, cauliflower chickpea curry, farro curry chickpea salad, and my favorite, vegan chickpea recipe, chickpeas and spinach.

The tender chickpeas absorb these flavors while retaining their unique nutty texture. From creamy coconut-based curries to tomato-infused stews, there is a wide variety of options to explore. Additional vegetables such as spinach, sweet potatoes, or cauliflower can be incorporated for added nutritional value and taste to make the perfect chickpea dinner recipe.

Chickpeas with lemon and spinach recipe.

Chickpeas with spinach

This recipe is adapted from the book "Rustic Italian" by Domenica Marchetti and is perfect to accompany or eat as lunch or pasta, rice or a slice of fresh bread.

Thai Green Curry with vegetables

A true culinary adventure. The rich aromas, intense flavors, and contrasting textures of Thai are all present in a serving of this Thai green curry. While this recipe may not claim complete authenticity, it’s a version that I deeply love and prepare with immense respect and admiration for the rich …


chickpea cauliflower curry soup

Chickpea cauliflower curry soup

This chickpea cauliflower soup is amazing during cold weather. This vegan and flavourful soup is healthy, easy to prepare, and a total crowd-pleaser.

Hearty vegan curry Chickpea salad with farro

Chickpea salad with rice (or other grain) with curry dressing and raisins, pistachios and pomegranate.

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Chana masala

Chana masala is a vegetarian dish from India that is made from chickpeas (also known as chana) cooked in a spicy tomato and onion sauce. It is a very popular preparation in Indian cuisine and can be found in Indian restaurants around the world.

Creative Vegan Desserts Made With Chickpeas

Chickpeas aren’t just for savory dishes; they can also be used to create delicious and creative vegan desserts. These legumes, also known as garbanzo beans, offer a smooth and creamy texture that complements various sweet treats perfectly. I love to use the aquafaba.

How about trying out a vegan pavlova for your next dessert?

This vegan pavlova is perfect and has all the elements of a traditional pavlova. It is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Usually, pavlova is topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.

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How to make whipped cream with aquafaba?

Transform your aquafaba into a delicious vegan whipped cream with my step-by-step recipe.
It is the perfect alternative for those looking for lighter options or who follow a vegan diet.
Try our recipe and delight yourself with its spongy texture and sweet taste!

Recipe for vegan lime macaroons

Mexican cocadas

These macaroons are simply amazing, delicious, and incredibly easy to prepare. The taste is reminiscent of a Mexican cocada.

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