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28 Delicious chickpea recipes that aren’t hummus


We’re so excited to share this deliciously inspired list of chickpea recipes — and none of them are hummus, believe it or not.

We’ve seen millions of recipes for hummus, but what else can you make with chickpeas? So many more delicious dishes. Get ready for an avalanche of tasty chickpea recipes.

1. Tabasco-braised chicken with chickpeas and kale recipe

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Tabasco-braised chicken with chickpeas and kale sounds like the perfect meal to kick off the spring season. It’s still a bit chilly in parts of the north, so this is the ideal amount of heat.

2. Chickpea, avocado and feta salad recipe

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Image: Two Peas & Their Pod

Creamy avocado and flavorful feta make this chickpea, avocado and feta salad a great addition to your spring table. Plus, it works perfectly for lunch leftovers.

3. Chickpeas, pepper and chorizo side dish recipe

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Adding chorizo to any dish always makes it more interesting, and we’re loving this recipe for a chickpea, pepper and chorizo side dish that would go so well with grilled fish or chicken.

4. Slow cooker Moroccan chickpea and turkey stew recipe

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This slow cooker Moroccan chickpea and turkey stew is the ideal meal to prep in the morning and have it smell amazing by the end of the day.

5. Portuguese stew recipe


Portuguese stew, a scrumptious way to cook from other cultures and learn a little about other countries through food.

6. Chickpea fajitas recipe

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These chickpea fajitas are a great vegetarian option for dinner. Just add meat if you’re a carnivore.

7. Kung pao chickpeas recipe

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Kung pao chickpeas are the most delicious way to get your kung pao fix if you’re not eating meat.

8. Chickpea and chorizo soup recipe

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Oh, we’re loving how luscious and sexy this chickpea and chorizo soup looks, and as the writer suggests, topping it with pieces of creamy avocado would take it over the top.

9. Chickpea tikka masala recipe

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Looking for a budget-friendly yet amazing meal to serve your family? Try this chickpea tikka masala over rice or noodles.

10. Herb and chickpea chopped salad with goat cheese recipe

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We can’t wait for the warm summer days when this herb and chickpea chopped salad with goat cheese will be the perfect lunch.

11. Chickpea, arugula and onion salad recipe

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A simple yet flavorful salad, we’re loving this recipe for chickpea, arugula and onion salad. So healthy!

12. Salmon and crispy chickpea spinach salad recipe

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Try adding crispy chickpeas to your salad for a delicious replacement for the traditional croutons in this salmon and crispy chickpea spinach salad.

13. Creamy skillet Swiss chard and chickpeas recipe

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Oh, how amazing does this creamy skillet Swiss chard and chickpeas look? We’re grabbing our cast-iron ASAP and making this tonight.

14. Greek chickpea pancake fritters recipe

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Greek chickpea pancake fritters, when topped with poached eggs, make the perfect meal.

15. Slow cooker chicken curry chickpeas recipe

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This recipe for slow cooker chicken curry chickpeas is making us drool all over our keyboards.

16. Buffalo chickpea sliders recipe

Buffalo Chickpea Sliders

Image: Coffee & Quinoa

Balance out the spice from this Buffalo chickpea burger with some blue cheese dressing — lots of it.

17. Crispy roasted Parmesan chickpeas recipe

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These crispy Parmesan chickpeas are the perfect snack food or appetizer.

18. Chickpea and apricot cake recipe

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Image: Donuts, Dresses and Dirt

Yes, chickpeas can be used in baking, and this chickpea and apricot cake proves it’s just as delicious.

19. Chickpea pot pie recipe

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Image: Eats Well with Others

You might find yourself eating more than one of these chickpea pot pies for dinner. They’re just that good.

20. One-dish chickpea beef skillet recipe

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This chickpea beef skillet is the perfect meal for the entire family to enjoy, including the toddlers.

21. Chickpea cookie dough recipe

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This cookie dough is made out of chickpeas, but it’s just as delicious if not better.

22. One-pot spaghetti alla puttanesca recipe

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Add chickpeas to this one-pot spaghetti alla puttanesca dish for the perfect vegetarian meal.

23. Sweet potato and chickpea burger recipe

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This sweet potato-chickpea burger is the perfect veggie burger, filled with all the nutrition you need.

24. Dark chocolate chickpea brownies recipe

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These dark chocolate chickpea brownies show just how versatile chickpeas can be.

25. Soy-free, vegan Benedict recipe

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Brunch just got better with this soy-free, vegan Benedict. A chickpea patty rests on shiitake bacon and is topped with asparagus spears and a vegan hollandaise sauce.

26. Baked broccoli burger recipe

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Image: The Tolerant Vegan

This baked broccoli burger is the perfect way to get your vegetable serving for the day and satisfy that burger craving.

27. Chickpeas and dumplings recipe

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Image: Oh My Veggies

Use chickpeas instead of chicken in this chickpea and dumplings recipe. We promise it won’t disappoint.

28. Roasted chickpea fajitas recipe

roasted chickpea fajitas

Image: Two Peas & Their Pod

If you love roasted chickpeas, then this healthy roasted chickpea fajita recipe is for you.

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Additional reporting by Alexi Velasquez

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