Dive into 12 Creative Ways to Use Can Chickpeas. From main courses to dips, side dishes and appetizers, we’ve got it all covered. So dust off can, get creative and make some delicious dishes today.
Have you ever tried Falafel? They are a middle eastern appetizer made from chickpeas mixed with some herbs and spices and then fried. Generally served with assorted dips and stuffed into pita breads. A great appetizer or even a lunch idea. Why not take a look!
spicy chickpea curry
Where comfort food meets healthy eating and makes a delicious dish. Spicy Chickpea Curry! A super easy stove top dish that cooks relatively quickly, delivers on flavour and is even Vegan friendly. Take a look and see what’s it all about.
It really does not get any easier than this Hummus dip. Great with breads, as a dip, for sandwiches, in wraps…and much more.
Warm Mediterranean Chickpea & Vegetable Salad
This is a Warm Mediterranean Chickpea & Vegetable Salad mix that is suited to winter and summer alike. It is very flavoursome and packed full of goodness. The chickpeas give it a punch of protein which add to it being more substantial. Sometimes I have it as a lunch dish all on its own.
harissa spiced quinoa
Have you ever tried harissa? It’s a wonderful spice that adds so much flavour and a little spice to pretty much anything it touches. So today I’m bringing you this Harissa Spiced Quinoa with a little North African flare.
spiced Moroccan soup
This soup has been donning our dinner table for more than 16 years now and it is easily one of my favourite soups. A delicious hearty soup that’s a full meal in itself! Try this Spiced Moroccan Soup and you won’t be disappointed!
Sauteed Wild Asparagus & Chickpea Couscous
This Sauteed Wild Asparagus and Chickpea Couscous is a wonderful side dish to almost any meal. Try it with a barbecue, roast chicken or even on it’s own as a lunch idea!
Beef & squash tagine with chickpeas
I can’t say enough good things about this dish. It is delicious, hearty, rich, satisfying, and just good. I have only made it a handful of times, but was just reminded that I should make it more often.
Just in case you are not sure what a Tagine is, well is is basically a stewed type dish cooked (traditionally, I might add), in a two part earthen pot. It comes from North Africa and is steeped in flavour. I first had a tagine about 7 or 8 years ago at a friend’s place for dinner. I was hooked. From there, I have tired it at the wonderful La Califa restaurant locally around these parts. Amazing! Okay, my dish doesn’t stand a scratch compared to the delights of that wonderful gem, but it is pretty good. Tagine can be made with fish, meat or just vegetables of any kind.
Grilled Vegetable & Chickpea Salad
A fantastic grilling idea for the warmer months ahead. This Grilled Vegetable & Chickpea Salad is packed full of wholesome goodness. Any another way to use those canned chickpeas!
get the recipe here
couscous salad in a lemon vinaigrette
This Couscous Salad in a Lemon Vinaigrette is all about the dressing! A punchy lemony dressing that brings it to a whole new level. Oh, and yes it’s packed full of those chickpeas.
red pepper hummus
I absolutely love hummus. It is great as a dip, in sandwiches and to accompany many dishes. As much as I love regular hummus, this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is a nice alternative for when you want to switch things up a bit. The roasted peppers really give it a sweet flavour. Really nice.
roasted chickpea and kale salad
This Roasted Chickpea & Kale Salad is all about the roasted chicpeas! Roasted in paprika and cumin for a wonderful flavour. You could eat them as a snack all on their own!