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Savory or Sweet: Chickpeas from Dinner to Dessert!

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There are almost no limits for what you can use chickpeas for. Either you want a delicious treat after dinner, or something to snack on, chickpeas are a great choice! We want to show you different, creative ways to use this normally not-so-exciting ingredient. So, we gathered a list with dinners, lunches, snacks, and sweets so that you can use this cheap and protein-filled ingredient a variety of ways. You can always find more chickpeas recipes on our Food Monster App anytime!

Dinner:

1. Falafel Pizza With Grilled Zucchini

Chickpeas are used as a base to make this unique and spiced crust, which will definitely bring your pizza night to a new level. Topped with a yummy garlic tomato pizza sauce, falafel, and zucchini, the Falafel Pizza With Grilled Zucchini by Stephanie Davies makes an awesome combination!

2. Middle Eastern Roasted Chickpea Wrap 

Not only are these Middle Eastern Roasted Chickpea Wrap by Melanie Sorrentino filled with delicious, roasted chickpeas and crisped vegetables to make them full of flavor, they are also kind to your wallet. With a dash of vegan sour cream with fresh dill, these will bring you on a delicious journey of tastes.

3. Chickpea Turnip Meatballs 

These ‘meaty’ chickpeas balls are totally gluten-free, and they are also high in fiber, low in calories, and a good source of protein. Serve them over a bed of herbed tomato sauce, and you can’t go wrong with these Chickpea Turnip Meatballs by Ashley Madden.

4. Chickpea Chorizo Tacos 

In this recipe, the chickpeas are soaked and minced in a food processor with sun-dried tomato and cooked in a skillet with a hot and spicy sauce. A little work, but totally worth it! These Chickpea Chorizo Tacos by Stephanie Rafnson are perfectly balanced with vegan sour cream, vegan cheese, and some guac.

5. BBQ Chickpea Burgers 

These burgers are so easy to toss together, you simply mix all the ingredients in a food processor, fry them on the pan, and there you go! Filled with chickpeas, chopped carrot, onions, oats, and smoky spices, these BBQ Chickpea Burgers by Emma D’Alessandro are really a taste explosion.

Snacks/Lunch:

1. Red Beet Bruschetta With Peanut Crumble 

This combination is maybe a little out of the ordinary, but it is so delicious! The beet hummus are served on bruschettas, and peanuts are crumbled over for the perfect finish on this Red Beet Bruschetta With Peanut Crumble by Marie Mortiz.

2. Eggplant Hummus Wraps With Smoky Tomato Confit 

Chickpeas are used to make the creamy hummus in this delicious dish, and it is added in on a wrap of eggplant, filled with smoky tomato confit. The Eggplant Hummus Wraps With Smoky Tomato Confit by Viktoria Radichkova are a perfect treat when you are craving a little something to fill you up, or as a dish on the tapas menu!

3. Curried Chickpea and Avocado Sweet Potatoes 

Delicious, curried chickpeas are tossed over sweet potatoes, and combined with avocado to make a beautiful looking and tasty meal. Perfect as a snack or lunch, these Curried Chickpea and Avocado Sweet Potatoes by Rachel Carr are high in healthy fats and protein!

4. Cauliflower Chickpea Patties

You’ll probably want to eat them all up when you make them. Yes, that’s exactly how good these Cauliflower Chickpea Patties by Dora Daily are! As a pleasant surprise, they are also easy to make, and they are taste in your salad, as a burger, on veggie scrambles for breakfast, or simply anything your imagination can think of!

5. Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados 

Skip the classic potato salad, this chickpea salad gives you all the elements of the original, just better! The Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados by Kat Condon has a creamy texture, since it uses avocado instead of the regular mayo.

Sweets:

1. Chewy Cinnamon Roll Blondies

Chewy, thick, and the perfect taste of a rich cinnamon roll. Date paste and applesauce makes this recipe stay refined sugar free, and also makes the Chewy Cinnamon Roll Blondies by Sara Grandominico stay fresh and moist. And the best part? You would never guess that these actually are healthy!

2. Chickpea Chocolate Chip Banana Bars 

You only need 5 ingredients to make these soft, rich vegan chocolate chip banana bars. Did we mention that they also are healthy, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened with bananas? The Chickpea Chocolate Chip Banana Bars by Sara Grandominico are so easy to make you just have to start right away!

3. No-Bake Cookie Dough Cake 

This No-Bake Cookie Dough Cake by Deniz Kilic is so yummy, and you don’t even have to bake it! All you really have to do is mix together the ingredients, cover it with chocolate and put it in the freezer – and voila! Can’t get more simple than that!

4. Raspberry Banana Bars 

Looking at these beauties, I bet you wouldn’t guess that they only contain 5 simple ingredients. These are the perfect snack for summertime with the juicy raspberries! The Raspberry Banana Bars by Sara Grandominico are soft and sweet, totally gluten-free and refined-sugar-free.

5. Crunchy Caramel Slice 

How can anything with caramel anything go wrong? Often packed with lots of sugar, but were serving you one totally refined-sugar-free! The base of the Crunchy Caramel Slice by Kirsten Kaminski is a fudgy chocolate base, and next comes a delicious cream layer and a crunchy corn flake caramel middle, topped with chocolate frosting. I bet you’re already drooling…

So, are you going to start with dinner or dessert? Doesn’t really matter, the chickpeas will fill you up and give you lots of protein either way!

Always on the hunt for more recipes? We highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados

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