Chickpeas are totally underrated, right? When people think of chickpeas, they immediately think of hummus or falafel, but there’s so much more to chickpeas than those two delicious foods. Why wouldn’t you want more chickpeas in your life, anywho? They are perfect for bulking up vegetarian or vegan dishes, they are full of protein, and they are chock-full of fiber. As if that wasn’t enough, they are totally tasty and are extremely versatile. These are the best healthy chickpea recipes from breakfast to dessert.
Chickpea scramble breakfast bowl
If you’re the kind of person that loves a savory breakfast, then you’ll love this chickpea scramble breakfast bowl. Using chickpeas instead of eggs is a great way to maintain the consistency you’re used to, while also making things a little easier. Simply mash up a can of chickpeas, and mix with turmeric, salt, and pepper. Then, add whatever ingredients you’d like to make up the rest of your breakfast bowl. This could be mixed greens, or you could even add some toast into the mix.
Smashed avocado chickpea salad
Ready for a chickpea lunch? Well, it might be time to add some avocado to the club as well. This recipe involves tahini dressing, ½ lemon, a can of chickpeas, ½ cucumber, 2 stalks of celery, 1 carrot, 2 tablespoons of fresh dill, 3 tablespoons of salted sunflower seeds, 2 English muffins or toast, 8 cherry tomatoes, 1 avocado, and salt and pepper to taste. Simply cut all of the ingredients up and mash together to place on top of the English muffins or toast. It may look a bit messy, but it tastes delicious.
Chickpea coconut curry with sweet potatoes
Chickpeas and curry go together like peanut butter and jelly, and this chickpea coconut curry with sweet potatoes recipe is truly something special. Of course, the curry world is your oyster when it comes to curries, which means that you can make up any sauce or add any other ingredients. However, in our eyes, there’s nothing quite like a creamy, coconut curry with chickpeas and sweet potatoes to really bulk it out and leave you feeling full. With just enough space for dessert, of course.
Chickpea cookie dough
Most cookie doughs out there aren’t vegan because they contain eggs, but did you know that chickpea water (often called aquafaba) can actually be used as an egg replacement? That means that it’s perfect for desserts – including cookie dough. For this recipe, you’ll need a cup of chickpeas, ⅓ cup of natural peanut butter, 1 ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons of agave nectar, and ⅓ cup of vegan chocolate chips. Then, all you have to do is mix everything together and place in a bowl.
There’s so much more to chickpeas than just hummus and falafel, and we bet you didn’t believe us when we told you that you could eat these things for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, right? Well, hopefully, now you do, and hopefully, you’ll be making these recipes ASAP.