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Chickpea Recipes That Prove Garbanzos Are Our Favorite Bean

They just might be our favorite bean.
01/07/2013 08:21am ET | Updated April 28, 2014

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are one of the most perfect foods. Hearty and light at the same time, they're satisfying on their own and also pair well with a range of dishes. With a flavor profile between neutral and nutty, they're a great backdrop for spices and sauces, but are interesting enough with nothing more than a splash of lemon or a sprinkle of salt. They stay in tact in soups and stews, turn perfectly crispy when fried, and create wonderful spreads and purees because of their natural creaminess (ahem, hummus).

It's no wonder the world is obsessed with hummus -- but the glory of chickpeas doesn't stop there. Chickpea recipes are versatile and they're also full of nutrition. If you're not privy to cooking with garbanzo beans, try one of these recipes. You'll quickly change the error of your ways.

Here are 29 chickpea recipes that will convert you into a full-blown chickpea lover if you aren't one already.

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1
A Warm Pan of Chickpeas, Chorizo, and Chèvre
Food52
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2
Basil Hummus
Simply Recipes
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3
Garlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas
FoodieCrush
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4
Curried Spaghetti-Squash-And-Chickpea Toasts
David Malosh via Food&Wine
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5
Warm Chickpea-And-Artichoke Pate
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6
Chickpea Patties
Macheesmo
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7
Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad
Two Peas And Their Pod
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8
Moorish-Style Chickpea And Spinach Stew
New Media Publishing
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9
Easy Hummus With Tahini
Tina Rupp/Food&Wine
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10
Extraordinary Marinated and Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, and Chickpeas
Food52
11
Smoky Fried Chickpeas
Sarah Shatz
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12
Quinoa Chickpea and Avocado Salad
SkinnyTaste
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13
Caramelized Onion Hummus
Cooking With Cakes
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14
Quick Curried Chickpeas With Tofu And Kale
Bev Cooks
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15
Spiced Chickpeas With A Drizzle of Honey
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16
Paprika Mediterranean Chicken
Macheesmo
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17
Chickpea And Salmon Crostini With Arugula Salad
New Media Publishing
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18
Curried Chickpeas
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19
Moroccan Chickpea Barley Salad
Simply Recipes
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20
Roasted Chickpea Salad with Za'atar
Food52
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21
Vedge's Spiced Little Carrots with Chickpea-Sauerkraut Puree
Food52
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22
Crispy Oven Roasted Chickpeas
Made In Our Kitchen
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23
Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos
Two Peas And Their Pod
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24
Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry Recipe with Sweet Potato & Chickpeas
Cookin' Canuck
25
Homemade Falafal
Alexandra Cooks
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26
Tabasco Braised Chicken with Chickpeas and Kale
FoodieCrush
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27
Roasted Curried Cauliflower And Chickpeas With Grains
Bev Cooks
28
Spinach and Chickpea Burgers
Bev Cooks
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29
Chickpeas With Tomatoes And Carrots
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