Chickpeas are super filling, super delicious and have so much protein it is incredible. These chickpea entrees just begin to show the versatility of chickpeas – you can make salads, sandwiches, desserts and so many other unique, exciting and simple dishes. You can find these dishes on the Food Monster App too!

1. Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Moroccan chickpea stew

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Melissa Tedesco‘s Moroccan Chickpea Stew has all the bold flavors you want in a north African dish, without being overpowering. The cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and coriander, to name a few spices, work perfectly together and fill your mouth with a warmth that is typical of this style of cooking. Spoon it over couscous, rice, or eat with bread.

2. Apple Chickpea and Coconut Curry

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A great meatless meal for fall! This hearty Apple Chickpea Coconut Curry is loaded with flavor and is super satisfying. It may seem weird to put apples in curry, but trust us you won’t regret it! They give an extra natural sweetness that really strengthens and compliments the curry flavor. And, bonus, it’s vegan!

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3. Chickpea ‘Meat’ Sauce Over Pasta Shells 

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This Chickpea ‘Meat’ Sauce Over Pasta Shells recipe by Annie Oliverio is the next best thing next to simmered-all-day pasta sauce. You’ll have all your family and friends guessing how you managed to juggle your day while making such a fabulous meaty sauce – hey, we won’t tell them it was super easy if you don’t!

4. Quinoa and Chickpea Burgers With Burger Sauce 

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How about a scrumptious burger with a crispy grilled quinoa patty, delicious burger sauce and fresh salad greens? Yes, please! This Quinoa and Chickpea Burger with Burger Sauce is amazing.

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5. Chickpea and Kale Asian Rice

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The great thing about grain recipes is you can substitute them so easily with whatever you have in the pantry. Feel free to mix it up! This Chickpea and Kale Asian Rice by Ashley Smyczek is awesome!

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6. Chickpea Flatbread and Marinated Crunchy Chickpeas 

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This is the result of creating a bread that contains it all: crunch, sweetness and spiciness all married together. It’s a typical over-the-top dish that incorporates all amazing ingredients, and it goes well with so many dishes. This Chickpea Flatbread and Marinated Crunchy Chickpea will rock your boat.

7. Roasted Red Pepper, Chickpea, and Spinach Curry 

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This Roasted Red Pepper, Chickpea and Spinach Curry by Sonja Trurnit is to die for! Chickpeas and spinach are blanketed in a rich, red pepper and coconut sauce. Not only is it spicy and fragrant, it is also good for you. If you’re looking for something that is rich in iron, look no further. What more could you want for dinner?This curry is to die for! Chickpeas and spinach are blanketed in a rich, red pepper and coconut sauce. What more could you want for dinner?

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8. Cauliflower Chickpea Patties 

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You might polish off the entire recipe of these Cauliflower Chickpea Patties by Dora Daily, they’re that good. They are super tasty and are a great topping for salads, on veggie scrambles for breakfast, or just eaten as a quick snack. They would also be tasty on a bun like a burger.

9. Zucchini Noodles with Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Roasted Tomatoes and Tahini Chickpea Cakes 

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Pesto is an important part of my life, and you absolutely do not need Parmesan cheese to make it taste amazing. A good pesto is full of fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and nuttiness from pine nuts or whatever other fatty nut or seed you like. In this case, i have used a mix of Brazil nuts (very high in selenium), pistachios and pumpkin seeds. Zucchini noodles are a popular component to many raw dishes, but feel free to use whatever pasta you want. Zucchini noodles just make for a lighter, more hydrating meal. I’ve learned that to prepare them for recipes I need to let them sit and dry out a little bit, so when I add a sauce later, it doesn’t become a soggy, wet mess. Zucchinis are a whole, fresh veggie and thus they are carrying a LOT of water, so it makes a huge difference when you let some of it drain off before throwing the noodles in a recipe. These Zucchini Noodles with Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Roasted Tomatoes and Tahini Chickpea Cakes by Emily von Euw is delicious!

10. Slow Cooker Chickpea Cacciatore with Potatoes 

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Here’s a completely plant-based one-pot meal that will satisfy the hungriest at your table. The potatoes and chickpeas are filling and full of nutrients. The sauce and the rest of the veggies make a sauce that packs a flavor punch. This Slow Cooker Chickpea Cacciatore with Potatoes by Kathy Hester is scrumptious.

11. Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel

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This Chickpea and Pistachio Falafel recipe by Sienna Formosa is so simple to make! The addition of falafels adds some crunch and a delightfully nutty flavor. You’ll have a hard time resisting these fresh out of the oven.

12. Coconut Greens and Chickpea Loaded Sweet Potato 

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Coconut Greens and Chickpea Loaded Sweet Potatoes by Elaine Lander are the perfect winter meal. Filling, cozy, vegan and gluten free, they’re packed with flavor and ready in less than an hour.

13. Chickpea Meatloaf and Tomato Maple Glaze 

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The main components of this vegan meatloaf besides chickpeas are onion, garlic, red pepper, fresh thyme and fresh parsley. Then, of course, there is the flavor bomb glaze that goes on top. This vegan Chickpea Meatloaf and Tomato Maple Glaze by Nancy Montuori also tastes delicious as a sandwich smeared with the maple glaze.

14. Purple Cabbage Chickpea Boats 

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Fresh veggies and chickpeas served in a Purple Cabbage Boat sounds like everything you could want for your next meal, doesn’t it? This recipe from the Vegan Reset has plenty of healthy, tasty ingredients that are also full of vibrant color and flavor.

15. Chickpea Turnip Meatballs 

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These gluten-free Turnip Chickpea Meatballs by Ashley Madden put the boring ol’ turnip to good use! They are high in fiber, low in calories, and a good source of protein. Not to mention, they are loaded with flavor! Not only are they packed with garlic, cumin, and coriander, they’re served in a delicious herbed tomato sauce. Yum!

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