15 Garbanzo Bean Recipes to Use Up Your Stockpile
There’s a good chance garbanzo beans, a.k.a. chickpeas, are already a staple in your weekly meal prep. This versatile legume is easy to cook, and one cup of cooked chickpeas contains 16 grams of protein and 14 grams of fiber. And now that grocery shopping has gotten a lot less complicated, you probably have a stockpile of dried or canned chickpeas sitting in your pantry. Need to use them up? Try these delicious garbanzo bean recipes.
1. Chickpea and Pea Shoot Salad
Garbanzo bean salad is a delicious and healthy way to use your chickpeas. This recipe combines chickpeas with pea shoots, carrots, onions, cucumbers, and basil lime vinaigrette for a fresh summer salad with the perfect amount of crunch.
Get the recipe at Babaganosh.
2. Chickpea Kale Curry Soup
This nutrient-packed soup — made with garbanzo beans, tomatoes, sweet potato, and kale — is brimming with flavor and can be ready in an hour.
Get the recipe at Served from Scratch.
3. Easy Homemade Hummus
When it comes to garbanzo bean recipes, homemade hummus is a classic. This creamy and delicious hummus recipe can be ready in minutes when you need a healthy snack.
Get the recipe at Plating Pixels.
4. Crispy Roasted Chickpeas
Roasted garbanzo beans can fulfill your craving for a salty, crunchy snack without the guilt. Eat them plain, add sweet or savory seasonings, or use them as a crunchy topping on soups and salads.
Get the recipe at Love and Lemons.
5. Gluten Free Pizza Crust
This simple pizza crust is made with dry garbanzo beans (soaked overnight), salt, and either tapioca flour or arrowroot starch. Add tomato sauce and veggies for a healthy, plant-based meal!
Get the recipe at Allergyummy.
6. Chana Masala
Chickpeas are the star of this popular Indian dish. The secret for an authentic-tasting chana masala recipe is in the spice base, made from onion, peppers, ginger, garlic, coriander, and cumin.
Get the recipe at Urban Farmie.
7. Chickpea Shakshuka
A traditional shakshuka recipe is made with eggs, but this vegan version subs in chickpeas instead. Better yet, this is a one-pot, 30-minute recipe, so prep and clean-up are easy.
Get the recipe at Minimalist Baker.
8. Lemongrass Chickpea Thai Green Curry
If you’re feeling blah, this dish is a great pick-me-up. Think of it as healthy comfort food with good-for-you ingredients like ginger, garlic, lemongrass, tumeric, and (of course!) garbanzo beans.
Get the recipe at Ambitious Kitchen.
9. Smashed Chickpea Salad Wrap
Creamy salads — think egg salad, potato salad, or chicken salad — can be loaded with calories, but this smashed chickpea salad satisfies the craving in a healthier way. Made with Greek yogurt, tahini, and lemon juice, it’s the perfect filling for a delicious wrap.
Get the recipe at Hello Spoonful.
10. Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas
This recipe brings all of the flavor and heat of buffalo chicken wings, but keeps it plant-based. Toss garbanzo beans in hot sauce, paprika, cayenne pepper, and garlic for the perfect mid-afternoon snack to munch on.
Get the recipe at Marathons and Motivation.
11. Chickpea Orzo Salad
This simple garbanzo bean salad recipe is perfect for meal prep, lunch at your desk, or even a picnic. The homemade lemon olive oil dressing adds a burst of flavor. (To make it healthier, swap out for a whole grain like farro.)
Get the recipe at Savor + Savvy.
12. Flourless Vegan Chickpea Brownies
When you’re deciding how to cook garbanzo beans, don’t overlook dessert! These flourless chickpea brownies are decadent and fudgy — everything you want in a brownie. (Each brownie has around 14 grams of sugar, however, so consider cutting them into smaller bites than the recipe calls for.)
Get the recipe at The Banana Diaries.
13. Baked Falafel
Try this baked version of the popular Middle Eastern street food, made with dried chickpeas (soaked for at least four hours), chopped red onion, and spices. Serve them as an appetizer, or add them to salads or pita sandwiches.
Get the recipe at Cookie and Kate.
14. Healthy Edible Cookie Dough
Create a healthier version of edible cookie dough with this unlikely combination of garbanzo beans, maple syrup, peanut butter, and chia seeds. (Skip the added chocolate chips, sugar pearls, or sprinkles — enjoy it plain to avoid piling on extra sugar.)
Get the recipe at Marathons and Motivation.
15. Grilled Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Try this yummy variation on the traditional Latin American dish — swap in garbanzo beans for black beans, and quinoa for rice.
Get the recipe at Foodal.