August 19, 2022 3 min read

If you're not reaping the amazing benefits of the mighty chickpea you're missing out.

Whether it's consuming them in a tasty and wholesome recipe or inside your favorite healthy snack, chickpeas are the legume that is changing lives.

The good news is there are so many fantasic and easy to make recipes using chickpeas. Not to mention the incredible range of chickpea-based snacks we've been featuring inside the DeliciousDoor Snack Box lately.

Here are some of our favorite chickpea recipes and snacks.

Quick and Easy Chickpea Recipes

1. Falafel

quick falafel recipe

Falafel is a Middle Eastern dish made from chickpeas and fava beans.

Add chickpeas, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, and spices to a food processor or blender, pulse the mixture until combined, and then bake or pan-fry.

2. Hummus

simple hummus recipe

Homemade hummus is very easy to make, and it tastes much better than anything you can buy at the store.

You will need chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and spices. Serve it over flatbread, add it to wraps or sandwiches, or eat it with raw veggies.

3. Chana Masala

easy chana masala recipe

Chana masala, also called chole masala, is believed to have originated in northern India.“Chana” means chickpea, and “masala” refers to a blend of spices used in Indian cooking.

4. Dhokla

easy dhokla recipe

Khaman dhokla is a quick snack made with chickpea flour. It is usually steamed, as a steamer is much more common in an Indian household than an oven, but you can also bake it.

5. Chickpea Omelet

chickpea omelet meal idea

Chickpea flour is also known as garbanzo bean flour. It’s a fine, yellowish gluten-free flour made of grounded white chickpea.

You can use it to make an egg-free vegan omelet recipe perfect for a protein vegan breakfast. All you need is chickpea flour, water, and spices.

6. Chickpea Salad

chickpea salad meal idea

Chickpea’s a nutty, buttery flavor and creamy texture that can enhance many recipes, and there are various ways to make fresh, healthy, and delicious salads with chickpeas. 

Some classic options include:

● Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

● Caesar Chickpea Salad

● Pasta Chickpea Salad

7. Chickpea soup

how to make chickpea soup

Make this easy, cozy, warm chickpea soup when craving a healthy reset. You can use any seasonal veggie you have on hand for this soup, which makes it super versatile.

8. Chickpea Blondies

chickpea dessert ideas

You can even make fantastic desserts, like brownies or blondies with chickpeas! 

To make fudgy, moist, chocolatey blondies, you will need simple ingredients like chickpeas, maple syrup, peanut butter, almond, and dark chocolate chips. It is the ultimate healthy and delicious protein-packed treat that everyone will love.

9. Chickpea "Tuna"

easy chickpea tuna salad

Chickpea "Tuna" is a super simple snack/meal ideal for lunches.

It takes only 5 minutes to prepare and can be stored for quick meals throughout the week.

Check out Vegancuts Chickpea Tuna recipe for more details.

Best chickpea Snacks

chickpea snacks

As health-conscious Snack Box curators, we're in tune with the very best snacks on the planet. One of the greatest ingredients being utilized right now is, you guessed it, chickpeas!

Each month we're discovering more delicious and healthy snacks made with chickpeas - and we cannot get enough.

Check out DeliciousDoor's latest Snack Box to see what's inside!

1. BIENA Chickpea Snacks

 Light, crispy roasted chickpeas dusted with sea salt and an ideal healthy snack for kids and adults. It contains 6 grams of plant-based protein and fiber and is low calorie, low-fat, non-GMO, grain-free, gluten-free & nut free.

2. BIENA Tasty Thins

Made with chickpeas, carrots, sweet potatoes, and peas, and contain only 45 calories per 10 crisps.

3. Off The Eaten Path Chickpea Veggie Crisps

Made with chickpeas, peas, and purple sweet potato, and provides 5g of protein per serving.

4. Hippeas Chickpea Puffs

Tasty on-the-go snack with 4g of protein and 3g of fiber per 1ounce serving. The plant-based cheesy puffs are made with chickpeas and baked into alight and crunchy snack.

5. Orchard Valley Harvest Chickpea Chips

Delicious & healthy snack, made with chickpeas and containing 3 grams of plant-based protein per serving.

6. The Good Bean Dark Chocolate Covered Chickpeas

Protein-packed chickpeas covered in premium dark chocolate, made in small batches with ingredients grown in theUS.

7. Banza Chickpea Pasta

Banza chickpea pasta is a high protein, lower carb, and gluten-free alternative to traditional pasta. Each serving has 23g of protein and 25%fewer carbs than wheat pasta.

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