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These Recipes Prove Chickpeas Aren't Just For Hummus

DO MORE. (Chickpea pepperoni, for example.)

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are one of the most perfect foods. Hearty yet light, they’re satisfying all on their own but also pair well with a range of dishes.

With a flavor profile between neutral and nutty, chickpeas are a great backdrop for spices and sauces; they’re also delicious prepared with nothing more than a splash of lemon juice or a sprinkle of salt. They stay intact in soups and stews, turn perfectly crispy when fried, and create wonderful spreads and purees because of their natural creaminess ― we wouldn’t have hummus without them.

If you’re new to garbanzo beans, here are more than 20 chickpea recipes that will convert you into a full-blown chickpea lover.

1
Cauliflower Crust Chickpea Pepperoni Pizza
Half Baked Harvest
2
Chickpea Shawarma Stuffed Pita
Naturally Ella
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3
Chickpea Pasta Soup
How Sweet It Is
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4
Rava Dosas With Summer Squash And Tomato Chickpea Masala
Half Baked Harvest
5
Crispy Oven Roasted Chickpeas
The Clever Carrot
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6
Chickpea Shawarma Dip
Minimalist Baker
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7
Crispy Chickpea Burger
How Sweet It Is
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8
Quinoa And Kale Protein Power Salad
Foodie Crush
9
Loaded Mediterranean Street Cart Fries
Pinch of Yum
10
Mason Jar Chickpea, Farro And Greens Salad
Cookie And Kate
11
Moroccan Soup With Kale And Chickpeas
Foodie Crush
12
Spicy BBQ Chickpea And Crispy Polenta Bowls With Asparagus
Half Baked Harvest
13
Spicy Buffalo Chickpea Wrap
Minimalist Baker
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14
Roasted Carrots With Farro, Chickpeas And Herbed Crème Fraîche
Cookie And Kate
15
Pasta Risotto With Quick Herb Chickpeas
Half Baked Harvest
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16
Parmesan Herb Baked Chickpeas
The Clever Carrot
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17
Panzanelle Salad With Marinated Chickpeas And Chimichurri
How Sweet It Is
18
Naturally Ella
19
Simple Chickpea Salad
How Sweet It Is
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20
Naturally Ella
21
Simple Almond Chicken, Chickpea And Eggplant Curry
Half Baked Harvest
22
Spinach Salad With Hot Bacon Dressing And Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
Foodie Crush
23
Spiced Eggplant Chicken Chickpea Salad
The Clever Carrot
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24
Butternut Soup With Spicy Chickpeas
How Sweet It Is
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25
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Naturally Ella
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26
Easy Summer Herb And Chickpea Chopped Salad With Goat Cheese
Half Baked Harvest
27
Lemony Broccoli, Chickpea And Avocado Pita Sandwiches
Cookie And Kate