If you're asking yourself "what can I cook with chickpea that is vegan?" you've come to the right place. These delicious vegan chickpea recipes are easy to make, healthy, protein-rich, and beginner-friendly.
We've listed our favorite dinner ideas for how to use up those canned chickpeas and that leftover chickpea flour. Browse through this list, and take your pick: from 20-min meals, and salads, to vegan sandwiches - all of them nutritious, vegan, and with plant-based protein. We're sure you'll find your next chickpea recipe on this list!
BEST VEGAN CHICKPEA RECIPES
What can I do with a can of chickpeas?
These healthy and nutritious meals help you use your leftover cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) in various ways. Salads, mashes and easy stews - we've got them here.
We start this chickpea recipe list with a simple rice salad. This easy meal is adapted from the Italian rice salad and it's the perfect summer dish, easy to prepare, perfect for picnic outdoors.
Vegan Couscous Salad
This vegan couscous salad is easy, fresh, crunchy, and nutritious. Follow our recommendations or make it with your favorite veggies and a light lemon vinaigrette.
No cooking and just 10-mins prep. Vegan tuna is a quick and easy recipe made with mashed chickpeas. It's the perfect replacement for tuna in a sandwich, to fill a baked sweet potato, or just as is as a vegan tuna salad.
Chickpea Pasta Salad
Easy and healthy lunch in no time! This chickpea pasta salad is a quick and healthy recipe made with fresh and nutritious ingredients in less than 20 minutes.
Chickpea Quinoa Salad
Chickpeas and quinoa are combined to create a simple and healthy chickpea quinoa salad with fresh, seasonal veggies and a simple lemon vinaigrette.
Vegan Chickpea Salad
This vegan chickpea salad is an easy and nutritious dish. Make it in just 15 minutes with simple, fresh ingredients and a refreshing lemon vinaigrette.
Perfect as a tasty and easy everyday dinner or as a make-ahead meal. This one-pot chickpea stew is super easy and pairs perfectly with cauliflower rice.
Vegan potato salad
This vegan potato salad has a fresh and light flavor thanks to the herbs, lemon and olive oil. It's naturally vegan and thanks to our trick you'll get a super creamy dressing.
Vegan stuffed bell peppers
These vegan stuffed bell peppers are easy to make, tasty, and fulfilling. You can fill them with your favorite grain and legumes, and they're packed with protein and flavor.
WHAT can I COOK with chickpea flour?
Also called garbanzo bean flour, this healthy flour type is a good replacement for eggs due to its binding properties and color. We'll show you some ways to make easy and satiating recipes with chickpea flour and fresh veggies.
Farinata or socca is an easy recipe, made by mixing together chickpea flour and extra virgin olive oil, then baking it in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Our fried eggplant recipe is super crunchy outside and tender inside; we make it without eggs and with chickpea flour.
Chickpea Frittata Muffins
Chickpea frittata muffins are an easy make-ahead recipe that you can eat as a nutritious and tasty breakfast, quick lunch, or dinner. Add your favorite veggies for a fresh and nutritious filling.
Chickpea crepes - Savoury mushroom pancakes
These chickpea crepes are the vegan version of savory French pancakes. They are truly delicious and easy to make, perfect when you feel like eating something different.
Our vegan carbonara is a simple recipe that can be made in 15 minutes. We use chickpea flour to color and flavor the sauce, you will be surprised by the authentic flavor.
Vegan frittata - no eggs, no tofu
Egg-free, but with plenty of plant-based protein. This vegan frittata is crisp on the outside, soft and moist on the inside, and for some reason, it feels like eating a regular egg frittata.
Vegan Zucchini Pie
This zucchini pie is made with a soft a delicious crust that hugs an eggy, cheesy, zucchini filling. It's incredibly satisfying, indulgent, and yet so nutritious.
RECIPES WITH ACQUAFABA
So, you've used the cans of chickpeas and you're wondering what to do with the chickpea water (aquafaba)? No problem, here are some ideas for how to cook with aquafaba.
Vegan Tiramisù [No Nuts] + Vegan Ladyfingers
Here we show you how to make the best vegan tiramisù that we have ever had, with simple plant-based ingredients. Aquafaba is used to make homemade vegan ladyfingers, it results in an airy and fluffy cake.
Chocolate Brownie Cake
This chocolate brownie cake is an easy recipe made with 5 simple ingredients. Packed with chocolate flavor, it can be served warm, with ice cream, or at room temperature.
Vegan Amaretti - Italian Almond Cookies
These Vegan Amaretti - Italian almond cookies - are crunchy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside, and bursting with almond flavor. Egg-free but with aquafaba, these vegan cookies have a flavor and texture that is as delicious as the non-vegan one.
Vegan Orange Almond Cookies - Italian Ricciarelli
They are very soft and moist when you bite into them, and burst with orange and almond flavor. A light vegan cookie that is a holiday favorite in our home.
Our last recipe on this list is vegan meringues. Light, fragrant, crunchy, and sweet just like regular meringues. Our recipe will teach you how to get this easy but tricky treat right on your first try with aquafaba.
TIPS FOR VEGAN CHICKPEA RECIPES
- How to store: Most of these meals keep for 1 day in the refrigerator, best if stored in an airtight container.
- How to freeze: You can also freeze these for up to 3 months. To freeze them, let them cool down first, then transfer them to a freezer-friendly container, leaving some space to allow them to expand.
- How to reheat: Thaw in the microwave or in a pot on the stovetop. Before serving, garnish with fresh herbs. Always refer to the individual recipes for exact guidance.
ARE CHICKPEAS GOOD FOR VEGANS?
Yes, chickpeas can be considered a healthy plant-based source of protein with its content of folate, fiber, and potassium. One cup of chickpeas has approximately 14.5 grams of protein and 12.5 grams of fiber. Chickpeas are also a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, with benefits such as weight management and better digestion.
If you liked these chickpea recipes, leave us a comment below and a rating - we greatly appreciate your feedback.
For many more 30-minute meal ideas, check out our 30-minute meal category page.
Best Vegan Chickpea Recipes
- Pick your favorite vegan chickpea recipe
- Read the recipe for ingredients required
- Make the recipe by following the instructions
- How to store: Most of these chickpea recipes keep for 3 days in the refrigerator, best if stored in an airtight container. We usually reheat it in the microwave, but a pan with a dash of water would do too.
- How to reheat: Most of these recipes can be reheated in the microwave, on a pan with a dash of water. Check the individual recipes for full make ahead, reheating and storage instructions.
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