Easy vegetarian chickpea dinner recipes! Ten simple weeknight dinner recipes using a can of chickpeas. Try these out for your next Meatless Monday.
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So, you've got a can of chickpeas in your pantry. Amazing chickpea dinner recipes are in your future!
Chickpeas are an easy and versatile way to make a vegetarian dish a complete meal. From crispy chickpeas, to curries, to smashed sandwiches, we've got you!
Interested in learning more about cooking with chickpeas? Check our guide to chickpeas!
Or bookmark our mega list of easy vegetarian dinner recipes!
What are canned chickpeas
Canned chickpeas are chickpeas that have been cooked and sealed in cans to preserve them. They can be eaten straight out of the can! Look for them in the canned food section of your grocery store along with the other canned beans. The can will be labeled chickpeas or garbonzo beans.
Chickpeas as plant based protein
Did you know that chickpeas make a wonderful meat substitute? It's true!
Chickpeas have a mild, somewhat nutty flavor and a pleasing texture that makes for an easy ingredient to swap in many dishes.
They hold their shape when roasted or simmered in sauce or soup, but can also be mashed into sandwiches or patties. Chickpeas are a common plant based swap for chicken, but are so versatile that they can be swapped for many animal proteins.
Dinner recipes with canned chickpeas
Try these quick and easy vegetarian dinner recipes!
We love this vegetarian soup inspired by Greek avgolemono! The traditional chicken in this recipe is swapped for chickpeas. This is a cozy soup that the whole family will love.
Crispy, spicy roasted buffalo chickpeas over a bed of fresh, crisp veggies and topped with a drizzle of ranch dressing. Amazingly delicious!
The Chunky Chef revamps the chicken classic and makes it a delicious vegetarian meal!
It only takes 15 minutes of prep time to make this Indian inspired dish! No need to cook the curry before roasting in the zucchini boats. It's all topped with a cumin lime yogurt sauce.
When in doubt, roast some chickpeas and veggies on a sheet pan and watch some magic happen! We love this recipe for the 10 minute prep time, and that it's covered in bbq sauce.
The texture of chickpeas make for the perfect meatless chicken salad sandwich! Smashed chickpeas, grapes, fresh herbs, celery, and walnuts. All mixed together to create a great lunch option.
Saute up some chickpeas in lemon and rosemary and then lay them over a bed of arugula and your favorite salad veggies. Toss it all together with a simple lemon rosemary dressing. A quick and satisfying meal!
There's nothing more refreshing than fresh tomato gazpacho in the summer! This one is topped with crispy, falafel spiced chickpeas and a drizzle of yogurt.
This spicy and tangy dinner comes together in just 15 minutes! Buffalo sauce, chickpeas, fresh veggies, and a blue cheese drizzle over flat bread. Messy, but so delicious!
Smoked gouda butternut squash soup! So super cozy. It's topped with spicy, crispy chickpeas for a fall soup dream come true.
This is one of those meals that you make on a Monday and eat all week long! Chickpeas, quinoa, and walntus make it loaded with plant based protein and it's all topped with fresh herbs and a grapefruit vinaigrette.
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