Chickpeas, garbanzo beans—whatever you call 'em, these protein-packed little guys are one of the best pantry staples ever. Keep them on hand for hummus, soups, stews, snacks, even weeknight veggie burgers!

By Grace Rasmus
October 05, 2018
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Tomato & Herb Salad Hummus Bowls

tomato and herb salad hummus bowls
Credit: Photography by Kate Mathis

Puree half a can of chickpeas to make an easy DIY hummus, then keep the other half whole. Add them to your bowl with tomatoes, chiles, and plenty of herbs, too.

Fried Chickpea & Fresh Vegetable Salad

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These chickpeas take a bath in allspice, cardamom, and cumin, then get fried up in olive oil and spooned over a fresh, crunchy salad.

Oregano Chicken with Garlickly Broccoli Rabe

Oregano Chicken with Garlicky Broccoli Rabe

It looks like hummus, but it's not—this chickpea puree gets its flavor from chicken stock, sautéed onions, and oregano.

Spicy Pickled Chickpeas

Spicy Pickled Chickpeas

This make-ahead tangy topper is great on salads or toast with ricotta. Yum!

Recipe: Try our Spicy Pickled Chickpeas

Toasted Rice Pilaf with Saffron, Chorizo & Chickpeas

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Credit: Photography by Joseph De Leo

Saffron lovers, this one's for you.

Spicy Coddled Eggs

spicy coddles eggs

Tomatoes and chickpeas are a delish Mediterranean combination. Add eggs and call it brunch!

Recipe: Try our Spicy Coddled Eggs

Spiced Chickpea Smash

spiced chickpea smash

Move over, avocado toast—there's a new smash in town!

Recipe: Try our Spiced Chickpea Smash

Three-Bean Italian Salad

italian three bean salad

This 30-minute meal is great for potlucks!

Recipe: Try our Three-Bean Italian Salad

Buffalo Chicken Skewers

buffalo chicken skewers

Guess what? You use chickpeas to make the Buffalo chicken glaze. How cool is that?

Recipe: Try our Buffalo Chicken Skewers

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

This veggie-packed dish works as a side dish or a healthy, satisfying work lunch.

Tuna with Stewed Chickpeas & Tomato Vinaigrette

Tuna with Stewed Chickpeas & Tomato Vinaigrette
Credit: Photography by Kate Mathis

Make this restaurant-quality Italian dish one of your go-tos.

Roasted Chickpea Salad with Pita Chips

roasted chickpea salad with pita chips

A salad with chips in it is our kind of salad.

Chickpeas & Spinach

Chickpeas and Spinach

Side dish, done!

Recipe: Try our Chickpeas & Spinach

Curried Chicken Soup

curried chicken soup

You can never have too many chicken soup recipes in rotation when the weather cools down.

Recipe: Try our Curried Chicken Soup

Chickpea Burgers with Tomatoes

Chickpea Burgers with Tomatoes

It's a vegetarian burger recipe even meat-lovers will love!