Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are incredibly nutritious and important to a plant based lifestyle. They can be eaten in a lot of different ways - cold, baked and crisped, slow cooked, tossed in with salads, added to curries, mashed into spreads, and blended into hummus. But did you know chickpeas are high in manganese, soluble fiber, folate, magnesium, potassium, protein and iron? Check out what one cup of boiled chickpeas gives you:
- 4.2g Fat
- 0mg Cholesterol
- 477mg Potassium (13% Daily Value)
- 45g Carbs & 12g of Fiber (48% Daily Value) - because chickpeas are a soluble fiber the carbs are broken down and digested slowly balancing blood sugar levels
- 15g of Protein (30% Daily Value)
- High in Iron (26% Daily Value)
- High in Maganese (84% Daily Value) - provides energy production and antioxidants
- High in Folate & Magnesium (19% Daily Value) - lowering bad cholesterol levels and strengthening blood vessels.
Chickpeas are super versatile. Check out these recipes and ideas for easy cooking:
Hummus: 1 can drained & rinsed chickpeas, 8 oz tahini, juice of 1 lemon, pinch of salt - blended up
Mash chickpeas and avocado together with a little lemon juice and spread on bread
Roast chickpeas until they are crispy and eat like nuts
Tossed into salads
This soup has all the delicious ingredients of a samosa, and the warm and comforting aromas of a savory soup. It looks a little complex, but its super quick and easy to put together!
This warm and filling bowl has a ton of good for you ingredients - kale, chickpeas, quinoa, carrots, turmeric and more. Its really easy and quick to put together - perfect for a weeknight dinner!
This is a super easy recipe you can put together on a weeknight for dinner. The spices blend together with the chickpeas making it a super filling and delicious meal, and the green chutney adds a little sweet and a little sour to balance out all the flavors!
Looking for another alternative to a typical veggie burger? Try out my portobello mushroom burger! A quick balsamic marinade with garlic and black pepper and you'll be grilling in no time. Top with a zesty red pepper hummus sauce for a tangy zip!
I had a salad like this the night before my first marathon and it helped fuel me for those long 26.2 miles! This is also a great party salad, side salad, or lunch time salad!
Its time for some winter chili! The combination of garbanzo, black, and white beans makes this chili super filling and hearty for a cold winter evening. Throw it in your crockpot or make it on your stove for a satisfying dinner!
You'll never buy store made hummus again! This is SO EASY to make! And super delicious! Whip up a batch in under 5 minutes and get ready for your next party!
Get chopping! This salad is super quick to throw together and delicious with a little splash of red wine vinegar and lemon juice or any kind of vinegar based dressing you like! Light and refreshing, yet filling and hearty!
Have you ever had a collard green in place of a tortilla? Its amazing! Collards hold up really well to wet ingredients and stay crunchy even after a couple of days in the fridge. These are great little appetizers for a party, or great for week day lunches.
A yummy, crunchy, wintery salad for those sunny winter days. If you're making this ahead of time to serve or eat later, store the chickpeas separately or bake just before serving to keep them crispy.
I've been working on perfecting this recipe for almost four months now and I think I finally did it! I was in Squaw Valley in July and had an AAAAMAZING falafel salad at the Wanderlust Festival. I spent a few months working on the perfect mixture to make the perfect patties and I finally did it. Also, I finally came up with a fantastic lemon tahini dressing that isn't too lemony, too tahini-y, or watered down. 5 minutes to prep - 25 minutes to bake.
This is a super delicious wrap that can also be eaten on its own sans tortilla. Fresh, savory, and crunchy, a great picnic wrap or road trip wrap.
There’s something about the tomato base in combination with the spices that makes this curry balanced and insanely delicious. I ate this three days in a row and couldn’t wait to have it again!
There's something about slow cooked chickpeas, potatoes, and sauce that really makes this a sweet and spicy comforting dish. I cooked it in the slow-cooker, but you could also make this on the stove in under an hour. The goal is to make sure all the veggies are cooked through.