15 Delicious Vegan Chickpea Recipes That You Will Love

Chickpeas are a great source of plant based protein and fiber. They also contain vitamin B, and nutrients like copper, folate, iron, zinc, potassium and magnesium.

15 Delicious Vegan Chickpea Recipes That You Will Love

Chickpeas will keep you feeling full for a long time and are very affordable, so you can include them in your diet even if you are on a tight budget.

They are perfect for people trying to maintain a healthy weight as they will assist with blood sugar regulation.

If you want to include more vegan chickpea recipes in your diet then you are in the right place. We have put together this list of 15 delicious vegan chickpea recipes that you will love. Keep reading for some kitchen inspiration!

1. Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich

This recipe tells you how to make a delicious filling that you can use for sandwiches, lettuce wraps or other meals.

It’s a vegan alternative to the classic egg salad sandwich filling. The avocado is creamy and smooth, similar in texture to egg mayonnaise. The chickpeas add an earthy flavor and a nice, chewy yet soft texture.

Along with the avocado and the chickpeas is finely chopped celery, capers, chives and dill pickle. The savory, briny flavors contrast with the rich and creamy avocado.

2. Spicy Cabbage Chickpea Soup

This soup is hearty and comforting – perfect for a cold day when you want to feel warm and cozy. It has a deep flavor of paprika and turmeric along with red pepper flakes for a kick of spice.

The chickpeas and cabbage are cooked in vegetable broth along with long grain brown rice, celery, onion and carrots. This soup is a filling meal with lots of delicious elements.

The flavor is lifted with fresh lemon juice and a garnish of fresh parsley.

3. Napa & Kale Slaw With Crunchy Cauliflower & Chickpeas

This salad is perfect for serving at garden parties, BBQs or large gatherings. It’s filling and packed with punchy flavors.

The cauliflower is battered and double baked to give it an irresistibly crunchy coating. The rich BBQ sauce is slathered over the sliced napa cabbage and kale.

The pickled jalapenos offer a spicy flavor and a sour edge which cuts through the sweetness of the BBQ sauce.

4. Creamy Roasted Beet Hummus

Classic hummus is delicious, but you can also get experimental and try different flavors and ingredients to jazz up your hummus.

This beet hummus has a vibrant purple color and a subtle sweetness that works really well with the earthy chickpeas and the savory tahini.

It’s not a silky smooth hummus, but the chunky texture is really nice spread over crackers or with pita bread. If you use a high power blender then you may be able to achieve a smoother texture if that is what you prefer.

5. Seven Spice Chickpea Stew With Tomatoes & Coconut

This rich and spicy chickpea stew is a wonderful meal to make if you want to feel nourished and satisfied.

The spice blend is made up of cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, ground turmeric, dried oregano, dried chili flakes, and ground cinnamon.

The chickpeas and onions are cooked with chopped tomatoes in the spice blend with plenty of garlic.

Coconut milk is added for creaminess and a sweet, exotic flavor that contrasts with the spices. Garnish the stew with fresh parsley or cilantro.

6. Savory Chickpea Cobbler

Cobbler is not just for fruit – there are lots of tasty recipes for savory cobbler. This vegan savory chickpea cobbler has a rich topping made of biscuit and a delicious broth.

Along with chickpeas, the filling also contains onion, carrots and celery. That makes this meal very nutritious and healthy. Plenty of garlic adds a punchy aromatic flavor.

This recipe uses vegan butter and non-dairy milk in the filling and in the biscuit topping.

7. Green Goddess Bowls With Farro & Chickpeas

This naturally oil free dinner is super nutritious and will make you feel energized. It’s simple but the flavors really complement each other.

The bowls have farro, broccoli, kale, and chickpeas – a good mix of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

The lime and pepita sauce is made with pumpkin seeds, garlic, cumin, miso, maple syrup, lime zest, lime juice, and fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro. Water is added to loosen the sauce, and salt and pepper for seasoning.

8. Chickpea Pesto Salad

Pesto pasta is a classic meal that everyone enjoys. This vegan pesto pasta salad includes chickpeas for protein to make it a more filling and wholesome dish.

The pesto is made with plenty of fresh basil, garlic, walnuts, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and nutritional yeast.

You can use whatever pasta shape you prefer. The arugula adds a fresh taste and a nice texture to the pasta salad, and the chickpeas are delicious.

9. Grilled Broccoli Pasta Salad With Chickpeas & Basil

This delicious salad has a mixture of flavors – briny, salty, spicy, aromatic, zingy – a real treat for the tastebuds.

The pasta salad is made up of pasta, broccoli, chickpeas, red onion, olives, pepperoncini, and basil. You can also use vegan cheese if you fancy it, like vegan feta.

All of these ingredients are tossed in a lemon oregano dressing with dijon mustard and garlic for a punch of flavor. You can use whatever ingredient you prefer to sweeten the dressing – agave nectar works well.

10. Chickpea Carrot Couscous Salad

This recipe has a Moroccan feel, with couscous and dried fruit along with refreshing mint. The seasoning for this salad is simple – lemon juice, cumin, salt, olive oil and red wine or apple cider vinegar.

It only takes 35 minutes to make this recipe, so it is ideal for a weeknight meal when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

The recipe serves 4 people but you can double it if you are catering for a large group. This would also make a nice side dish as part of a larger meal.

11. Stuffed Spaghetti Squash With Chickpeas & Garlicky Arugula

Spaghetti squash comes into season at the end of the Summer and in the Fall. It is a great ingredient to use when the days start getting colder and you want something cozy but still light and nutritious.

The chickpeas and arugula are coated with a creamy, garlicky sauce made from cashew butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, tamari and salt and pepper to season. The spaghetti squash is baked until it is soft and tender.

12. Lemony Bulgur Chickpea Salad

This recipe only has 10 ingredients, including salt and pepper. It is simple and comes together quickly, with a vibrant and bright taste.

The bulgar wheat is high in fiber and the chickpeas are high in protein. The red onion is punchy and the lemon is zesty and a little bit sweet.

The fresh parsley and mint leaves add a herby and aromatic element to the meal. The olive oil binds all of the ingredients together and coats the ingredients.

13. Twice Baked Potatoes With Buffalo Chickpeas & Cauliflower

Baked potatoes are the ultimate comfort meal that can be made with very little effort. The spicy chickpea and cauliflower filling has a lovely flavor and only requires a few ingredients.

The onions and celery are sauteed in grapeseed oil with paprika and garlic. The chickpeas and cauliflowers are added along with vegetable stock. Tomatoes and buffalo sauce get stirred in and the filling is seasoned with salt and pepper.

14. Red Lentil Chickpea Loaf With Mushroom Gravy

If you are looking for a vegan alternative to a roast, you can try this red lentil chickpea loaf. It makes a change from nut loaf and it is very nutritious.

It has a hearty texture and is high in protein and fiber and includes ground walnuts for that sweet nuttiness. This loaf is served with a simple mushroom gravy and you can also add some steamed greens for a full and complete meal.

15. Braised Harissa Eggplant With Chickpeas

This Mediterranean inspired recipe is nutritious and full of flavor. It takes a little while to cook – an hour and 35 minutes – but it is worth the wait. The egg plant is tender and the tomato sauce is rich and flavorsome.

There is a kick of spice from the chili, and lots of warm, deep flavors from the cumin, caraway and coriander.

The avocado oil helps to give the dish a silky quality. You can serve this on its own, or with rice or potatoes and some steamed vegetables to make it further.


These chickpea recipes are all vegan friendly and are ideal for quick lunches, fancy dinners or delicious breakfasts.

Whether you are making food for yourself or hosting family and friends, you will be able to find the perfect recipe on this list.

Chickpeas are very versatile and work with a range of ingredients, so feel free to experiment and customize these recipes to suit your own tastes.

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