Dinner to Dessert: 16 Recipes Made With Chickpeas
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Dinner to Dessert: 16 Recipes Made With Chickpeas

Chickpeas. We’ve been fans of them forever in the form of falafel and hummus, but there’s so much more that the tiny garbanzo bean is capable of. These 16 recipes showcase a selection of ingenious ways that you can cook with these leading legumes. Featured in everything from salads to snacks to guilt-free desserts, it’s easy to pack a little more protein into your diet all day long!

1. Healthy Chicken Chickpea Chopped Salad: Make this hearty salad packed with protein and veggies for dinner tonight. (via Ambitious Kitchen)

2. Chocolate Chip Cookies: Not only delicious, these cookies are also healthy and naturally gluten-free. In other words, they’re a guilt-free treat to snack on any time. (via Brit + Co)

3. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas: Inspired by a complementary nibble served at Nopalito — a popular Mexican restaurant in San Francisco — these chickpeas are loaded with crunch and spice. (via Pop Sugar)

4. Snickers Eclairs: A blend of flours is key to creating gluten-free baked goods that pass for gluten-ful ones. Garbanzo-fava is just one used to create airy eclair shells. Piped with a whipped peanut butter filling and drizzled with ganache and caramel, these are one indulgent treat. (via A Sage Amalgam)

5. Fresh Chickpea Salad With Lemon and Dill: Make this aromatic salad with canned chickpeas, tomatoes and cucumbers and pack it in your lunchbox for a healthy midday meal. (via Inspired Taste)

6. Chickpea Veggie Burgers: Now, this is one unique double veggie burger. No buns here, your choice of toppings are stuffed between the patties instead! (via Marin Mama Cooks)

7. Buffalo Chickpea Mac ‘n’ Cheese: We’re always looking to add another mac ‘n’ cheese recipe to our rotation; this vegan variety, punctuated with crunchy buffalo-sauced beans, surely makes the cut. (via Vegan Yack Attack)

8. Green Goddess Enchiladas: Roll up these spicy chickpea tomato chile filled tortillas topped with a kale and Greek yogurt sauce for a healthy take on a comfort food fave. (via Eats Well With Others)

9. Chicken + Chickpeas With Pistachio Couscous and Goat Cheese: Thirty minutes, one pot and a few pantry staples are all you need to cook up this flavorful dish — perfect for spicing up your weeknights. (via Half Baked Harvest)

10. Healthy Donuts: Forget about frying. Make these lightened up donuts instead for a morning indulgence that you can feel good about. (via Brit + Co)

11. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Roasted Chickpeas: These crunchy chickpeas get their inspiration from the cereal aisle — a terrific after-school treat to serve your kiddos. (via Running to the Kitchen)

12. Chickpea Flour Tortillas (Vegan, Gluten-free): Chickpea flour, flaxseed meal and water combine to form flexible flour tortillas that everyone will enjoy. (via The Pancake Princess)

13. Strawberry Salad With Lemon Roasted Chickpeas + Lemon Shallot Dressing: A sprinkle of roasted chickpeas is a terrific swap for croutons atop this spring salad. Simply sub the strawberries with another fruit when they’re out of season to transform it into a year-round recipe. (via Edible Perspective)

14. Chocolate Chickpea Truffles: You won’t believe what ingredients go into creating a creamy nougat center for these truffles. Click on over to find out more! (via Keepin’ It Kind)

15. Pan-Roasted Chicken With Harissa Chickpeas: Quick and protein-packed, this roast is a great way to spice up dinnertime. (via Bon Appétit)

16. Healthy(ish) PB Pretzel Cookie Dough Dip: Okay, we wouldn’t go as far as calling this totally healthy, but we will go as far as calling it damn delicious. (via Brit + Co)

What’s your favorite way to use a can of chickpeas? Have you ever experimented with any uncommon applications? Chat with us in the comments!