Vegan Chickpea Recipes

10 Vegan Chickpea Recipes You Have to Make (And, Yes, There’s Hummus)

Ah, the almighty chickpea, a hero to cuisines across the globe.

Like all legumes, the mighty chickpea is a wonder worth celebrating with a range of vegan recipes. While chickpeas have not come into real fame in Europe and the Americas until more recently (thank you, hummus), it has been a staple in Middle Eastern, African, and Indian cuisines for thousands of years. It was also one of the eight founder groups of the origins of agriculture on our planet. Today, it is the second most widely grown legume, just after soybeans. 

Chickpeas also boast several vitamins and minerals and are a great source of fiber and protein. With their boastful amount of fiber, they are also helpful in supporting healthy digestion. Probably one of the best things about these little legumes is how inexpensive they are. We love plant-based eating on a budget!

To tilt our hats to the wonders of the chickpea, we gathered recipes from around the world wide web ranging from beloved hummus to curries, and everything in between.

The Best Chickpea Recipes

Vegan Chickpea Recipes

1.Chickpea Falafel

Oh the falafel, burrowing its way into our hearts and stomachs. This simple, seven-ingredient version is perfect for newbies or cult followers alike.

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Vegan Chickpea Recipes

2. Buffalo Chickpea Quesadillas

These babies speak for themselves. Made with chickpeas, spicy buffalo sauce and a delectable Mexican cheese sauce these are going on our meal plan asap. 

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Vegan Chickpea Recipes

3. Coconut Chickpea Curry

Who knew that coconut milk and chickpea would make such an incredible pair, but this dish shows us just that.

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4. Hummus 5 Ways

Another cult classic, the adored hummus. It’s hard to believe this Middle Eastern staple only gained local fame a few years ago. But it caught on quickly and is a favorite amongst vegans and flexitarians alike. Making it a home is quite easy, give one of these five ways a try.

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Vegan Chickpea Recipes

5. Firecracker Chickpea Meatballs

These hearty vegan meatballs also pack a hearty flavor punch. Smothered in a sweet and spicy firecracker sauce they are perfect in a sandwich or for party snacking!

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6. Chickpea Fries

If you haven’t tried chickpea fries, it is time. Also known as chickpea panisse, these healthy oven-baked fries are vegan, gluten-free, and packed with protein! A street food style recipe that’s an amazing appetizer or snack.

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Vegan Chickpea Recipes


7. Homemade Chickpea Tofu

Also known as Burmese tofu, this version is super easy and quick to make. All you need is chickpea flour, water, and salt. It can be used as a traditional tofu alternative for a great soy-free option. 

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Vegan Chickpea Recipes

8. Al Pastor Chickpea Tacos

Al Pastor tacos are considered one of the original fusion foods. A cross between the Middle Eastern shawarma and the traditional central Mexican dish guajillo-rubbed pork this popular street food has now spread in popularity across the U.S. This vegan version is perfection.

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Vegan Chickpea Recipes

9. Chickpea Nuggets

Made with two pantry staples oats and chickpeas, these kid (and adult) friendly chickpea nuggets are the perfect weeknight treat.

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Vegan Chickpea Recipes


10. Chickpea Crepes

If you have chickpea flour, water, salt and a blender, chickpea crepes could be cooking in your kitchen in minutes! Also called socca, these healthy and gluten-free crepes are perfect to stuff with your favorite sweet or savory fillings for a delectable breakfast dish.

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