Vegan Recipes: Our Favourite Chickpea Food-Spiration
Today we’re spotlighting the hidden treasure that’s probably hiding at the back of your cupboard. Not only is the all-round protein packing legume the star of everybody’s favourite dip, houmous, but they’re capable of so much more! Keep reading and you might just find a few new tasty renditions of the humble chickpea.
Chickpeas are one of our favourite cupboard staples. Beyond being protein-rich, they’re also a great source of lots of the minerals we need in our diet, like iron, magnesium and phosphorus.
Vegan chickpea snack recipes
We’re always looking for new healthy and delicious snacks to break us out of eating routines, and we think chickpeas might just be the winning ingredient. Here are a couple of our favourite recipes:
We’re obsessed with this crispy, roasted turmeric chickpeas recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen – a perfect blend of aromatic flavours and a little hint of spice. They’re the ultimate snack and substitute for crisps, and they’ll keep in an airtight container for a couple of days (hats off to you if you’re able to make them last that long!).
If you think you know houmous, then think again. This recipe for beetroot houmous from our Rainbow Falafel Mezze dish is sunshine in a bowl and well worth a try.
Chickpea recipes for a vegan breakfast
Whether you’re working from home and have a little bit more time than usual to make your breakfast, or you’ve got to fuel up for a day in the outside world; a chickpea-breakfast could set you up for anything that might be thrown your way.
This vegan chickpea and sweet potato hash recipe from Simple Veganista is how to start your day right. One of our favourite components from the dish is their Sriracha and cashew-cream sauce used for dressing.
Photo credits: Simple Veganista
These vegan chickpea omelettes, call for chickpea flour which is also known as gram flour – we like this one from Doves Farm.
Photo credits: The Hidden Veggies
Vegan soup and starter recipes with chickpeas
If you’re looking for something lighter for lunch or an enticing first course for dinner, here are some of our top chickpea soup and starter recipes:
This recipe for chickpea turmeric soup from I Love Vegan is a great warming dish for any day that’s feeling a little chilly – it’s the food equivalent of putting on your favourite jumper.
Photo credits: I Love Vegan
We know you’ll love these curried sweet potato and chickpea patties from Cupful Of Kale as much as we do, they make for a warming starter dipped in sweet chilli sauce and any leftovers will be perfect for lunch.
Photo credits: Cupful Of Kale
Hearty vegan chickpea recipes
Now, the content we’ve all been waiting for – how to turn a tin of chickpeas into a main meal to feed any hungry diners. We love these recipes and we’re sure you’ll find a new firm-favourite amongst them, even for fussy eaters!
This carrot and chickpea tagine is one of our all-time favourite dishes from Val. The meal is expertly spiced and its deep and rich flavours are inspired by traditional Moroccan tagines.
We love this warming 15-minute chickpea stew recipe from Healthy Living James. It makes for a perfectly hearty and effortless dinner.
Photo credits: Healthy Living James
Get ready to salivate over these Buffalo chickpea taquitos from Plant-Based News. Your evening just got a whole lot brighter with this for dinner.
Photo credits: Plant-Based News
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