Whether you are trying to throw together a quick lunch or boosting your vegetarian dinner with protein, canned chickpeas are a lifesaver. This humble pantry staple is perfect for making easy chickpea recipes in an instant. It is as simple as opening a can.

Healthy and Easy Chickpea Recipes to make from canned chickpeas - Chickpea Korma Curry, Moroccan chickpeas, Chickpea Veggie Burger, Falafel Chickpea Flatbreads.
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🥫 Why use canned chickpeas?

If you want to make easy chickpea recipes in an instant, the humble and mighty chickpea can is your best friend. Here is why you should be using canned chickpeas for everyday cooking,

  1. Canned chickpeas are cheap, economical and last for a long time in your pantry.
  2. They are a convenient and healthy source of added protein when you need it the most.
  3. They require no cooking as they are pre-cooked and can be used straight from the can.
  4. They are free of additives and nasties.

🍽️ 17 Easy Chickpea Recipes

If you are after lip-smackingly delicious options for lunches, dinners and snacks, my easy chickpea recipes are the only inspiration you need. Here are some delicious things you can whip up,

  1. Unique chickpea salad packed with veggies and luscious dressings.
  2. Popular chickpea curries bursting with aroma and flavour.
  3. Healthy chickpea veggie burgers and chickpea falafels for lunch boxes.
  4. Easy chickpea pasta for quick dinners.
  5. The evergreen hummus for a delicious healthy snack.

🌿 Chopped Falafel Salad

Out of all the easy chickpea recipes I have created over the years, this one is my favourite! This deconstructed falafel salad literally tastes like a falafel wrap - creamy spiced chickpeas, textural tabbouli, yummy tahini dressing, crunchy salad veggies and herbs. No need to make falafels .. everyone always begs for this super easy chickpea recipe!
5 from 14 votes
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🌿 Chickpea Veggie Burger

A delicious vegan chickpea veggie burger packed with chickpeas, garden veggies, herbs and spices. Smoosh this in a soft bun with avocado, beetroot relish, hot chutney and crisp lettuce for a hearty vegetarian meal.
5 from 2 votes
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🌿 Moroccan Chickpeas

One of those really easy chickpea recipes, these delicious Moroccan Chickpeas are made entirely of pantry ingredients. Ras el hanout, the famous Moroccan spice mix is added for the ultimate flavour boost. A quick and healthy lunch option loaded with spinach, these spicy chickpeas are great with pita bread or grilled fish.
5 from 2 votes
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🌿 Chana Masala (Indian Chickpea Curry)

Authentic chana masala - a popular Indian chickpea curry is a great weeknight vegetarian meal and super easy to make in just one pot from couple of cans of chickpeas from the pantry. Learn my secret to making this taste just like the one at the restaurant. A healthy and vegan recipe for the whole family!
5 from 3 votes
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🌿 Roasted Cauliflower Salad With Chickpeas And Quinoa

A roasted cauliflower salad gets a glow up with creamy chickpeas, quinoa, herbs, plump raisins and a delicious tangy dressing. Only 25 minutes to make and tastes just like the one at your local cafe. Perfect brunch recipe!
5 from 6 votes
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🌿 Chickpea Chaat Salad

This fresh and crunchy chickpea salad is inspired by the famous Indian street food - chaat. Bursting with sweet, sour, tangy and spicy flavours; this delicious spoon salad is the summer salad of your dreams.
5 from 2 votes
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🌿 Chickpea Chilli Pasta With Sourdough Crumb

A delicious vegan pasta with a chickpea and chilli sauce is topped with lemony sourdough crumb for a weeknight dinner that will have everyone raving. So much flavour and only 30 minutes to make!
5 from 5 votes
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🌿 Pumpkin And Chickpea Korma Curry

A luscious, creamy Chickpea Korma Curry tossed with caramelized roasted pumpkin and kale is the most deliciously healthy weeknight dinner option. Made with korma spices, this korma curry base is made with cashews. Vegan and utterly comforting! One of the most popular curry recipes on the blog.
4.92 from 12 votes
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🌿 Roasted Sweet Potato And Harissa Chickpea Salad

Spicy and sweet, this delicious salad has perfectly roasted sweet potatoes and creamy chickpeas tossed with spinach, almonds, lemon and spices for a very satisfying meal.
5 from 2 votes
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🌿 Caramelized Cauliflower Hummus

Slow roasted cauliflower topped on creamy hummus made with canned chickpeas is not only incredibly delicious but easy and quick to make. A perfect afternoon snack.
5 from 1 vote
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🌿 Not Really Jennifer Aniston Salad

The infamous salad that jennifer Aniston ate on the set of friends of course has chickpeas along with a bunch of other healthy ingredients. If it is good for Rachel Green, it is good for all of us, right?
5 from 5 votes
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🌿 Super Green Falafels

The best falafels you will ever taste! These super green falafels are packed with green veggies and convenient canned chickpeas. A hit at my workshops, these delicious, moreish little falafels go perfectly with my turmeric tahini sauce. A must try!
5 from 6 votes
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🌿 Beetroot Hummus

Another fabulous easy chickpea recipe showcasing the humble canned chickpea in a delicious red dip. Try my beetroot hummus, it only takes 20 minutes to make and is super healthy and nourishing!
5 from 2 votes
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Smashed Chickpea Spinach Sandwich.

🌿 Smashed Chickpea Spinach Sandwich

This incredibly delicious smashed chickpea sandwich is packed with whole and ground spices, aromatics, spinach, herbs and tahini. Textural and creamy, it is like a veggie burger without having to make the patty. Perfect for school and work lunches!

Silverbeet Chickpea Curry in a white bowl.

🌿 Silverbeet Chickpea Curry

If you want to make your home smell like a fancy Indian restaurant, make this! An authentic Indian chickpea recipe, this gorgeous Silbverbeet Chickpea Curry is packed with an incredible array of spices and is heaven in every mouthful. An excellent recipe to use a whole bunch of silverbeet.

Moroccan Chickpea Cauliflower Salad in a white plate.

🌿 Moroccan Chickpea Cauliflower Salad

A healthy, warming salad bursting with Mediterranean flavours, the Moroccan Chickpea Cauliflower Salad has roasted cauliflower tossed in a sweet and sour dressing with tangy preserved lemons, sweet cranberries and nutty pistachios. Another easy chickpea recipe for your midweek lunch.

Falafel Spiced Chickpea Flatbreads.

🌿 Falafel Spiced Chickpea Flatbreads

A delicious one-tray oven recipe for my weeknight favourite Falafel Spiced Chickpeas that I use to make these crispy flatbreads - almost like a Middle Eastern Pizza. The chickpeas are mouthy, aromatic and bursting with wonderfully exotic flavours. The roasted truss tomatoes provide the perfect burst of sweet umami this savoury dish needs.

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