Need a boost of protein in your dinner tonight? Turn to everyone’s favorite delicious protein source: chickpeas! Chickpeas add a great texture to any recipe, they’re great for adding heartiness and creating a dish that will fill you up and make your taste buds happy. You’ll forget you’re even getting extra protein – all you’ll be able to focus on is how delicious these 15 high-protein chickpea recipes from our Food Monster App are!
1. Chickpea Flatbread and Marinated Crunchy Chickpeas
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This Chickpea Flatbread and Marinated Crunchy Chickpeas from Happy Food by Bettina Campolucci Bordi 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!
2. Herby Chickpea Burgers
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These yummy Herby Chickpea Burgers from Jean-Philippe Cyr are crispy like falafel, herby like falafel. Essentially, they’re everything you love about falafel sandwiched between two hamburger buns with all the dressings. Chickpeas are blended with fresh parsley, almonds, sun-dried tomatoes, and herbs, then fried to make them crispy. These burgers would be amazing paired with vegan tzatziki sauce and sweet potato fries.
3. 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: Slow Cooker Chickpea Cacciatore With Potatoes from The Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester! 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.
4. Palak Chole: Indian Spinach and Chickpea Curry
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Feel like having Indian food for dinner? Try this recipe for Palak Chole: Indian Spinach and Chickpea Curry by Aurora Steen! It’s a spicy, comforting spinach and chickpea curry that’s full of vibrant flavor. So yum!
5. Roasted Sweet Potato With Spiced Chickpeas
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This recipe for Roasted Sweet Potato With Spiced Chickpeas by Maryke Wylde is simple and delicious! Roast whole sweet potatoes and add your favorite toppings. Some spiced chickpeas, red cabbage, red onion, carrot, red capsicum, fresh mint and coriander – you could add some vegan sour cream if you like.
6. Caesar Salad With Chickpea Croutons
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If there is a salad in this whole world that can change your life, this Caesar Salad With Chickpea Croutons by Amarilis Moldes is the one! Quick to make, delicious and super healthy! The dressing and the chickpea croutons are undoubtedly the key!
7. Chickpea Nuggets
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For a quick snack, these Chickpea Nuggets by Aria Massoudifar are perfect! You can even enjoy them as a dinner, and dip them in your favorite dressing or even guacamole. These little nuggets are crispy and come together without much effort.
8. Crab Cakes With Sweet Balsamic Mayo
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Summer is the perfect time to try this vegan crab cake recipe! They have nice and crispy outsides, with soft, melt-in-your-mouth centers. Also, these Crab Cakes With Sweet Balsamic Mayo from Molly Patrick are made from chickpeas, so they are a great way to get protein! They’re also easy to whip up and taste similar to traditional crab cakes. Your house will even smell a little like the seaside, thanks to the addition of dulse flakes.
9. Chickpea Flour Pizza With Hummus, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Rocket
Here is a gluten-free Chickpea Flour Pizza With Hummus, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Rocket by Magdalena Pienkos that will wow your taste buds. Pizza from chickpea flour is amazingly crispy. In place of the traditional tomato sauce, you have a cream hummus. And a few more tasty additions: dried tomatoes, arugula, olives and chickpeas BBQ style!
10. Quinoa and Chickpea Burgers With Burger Sauce
How about a scrumptious burger with a crispy grilled quinoa patty, delicious burger sauce and fresh salad greens? Yes, please! You’ll totally love these Quinoa and Chickpea Burgers With Burger Sauce from VBQ: The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer!
11. 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!
12. Chickpea Lentil Coconut Curry
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This Chickpea Lentil Coconut Curry by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek is easy and quick to make. This recipe makes about 4-6 portions, so it’s perfect for meal-prep and also freezes very well! So when you are in a pinch, just take one from the freezer, defrost, reheat and serve with rice or with a nice warmed up pita bread.
13. Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados
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These Chickpea Salad Stuffed Avocados from Kat Condon use the flavors of a classic potato salad (like dill, celery, and onions) but instead of mayo, the recipe employs the texture deliciousness of avocados to give the dish a creamy texture. The only way to improve on an already stellar chickpea salad would be to make the bowl and avocado – and so here we are!
14. Curried Red Rice, Broccoli and Chickpea Salad
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This Curried Red Rice, Broccoli and Chickpea Salad by Amarilis Moldes is a very unique and tasty salad that can quickly turn into your favorite. The different flavors and textures and the tahini and curry dressing will make you enjoy every single bite!
15. Chickpea Pot Pie
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This is a warm, flaky, comforting classic Chickpea Pot Pie by Dawn Hutchins, that just so happens to be plant-based! This pot pie will be the star of your table this season. Just make sure you get a slice before it’s all gone!
Love these high-protein chickpea recipes? Looking for more? Check out These 15 Vegan Entrées all Have at Least 10 Grams of Plant-Based Protein! and our High Protein Archives! Don’t forget to check out our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day.
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