11 Recipes To Make With Canned Chickpeas

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Coming up with clever recipes using ingredients you already have on hand can be difficult, but it's not impossible to get creative in the kitchen while you stay home!

Most of us probably have a can or two of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) hiding in the back of our pantry

If you're looking for a recipe to help use them up, look no further! Put your canned chickpeas or garbanzo beans to use with any of these 11 healthy snack, lunch and dinner recipes.

1. Crispy Baked Chickpeas

baked chickpeas

You only need two ingredients from your pantry to make this healthy snack.

2. Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

Buffalo Ranch Chickpeas
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Try this better-for-you Buffalo ranch-inspired snack from one of our clever viewers.

3. Curry Chickpeas

Curry Chickpeas

These 3-ingredient curry chickpeas are toasted perfection.

4. Cauliflower, Spinach + Chickpea Patties

Cauliflower, Spinach + Chickpea Patties
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Spices and a good pan-sear turn these veggie-loaded patties from the Pollan Family's cookbook, Mostly Plants, into a good-for-you meal choice.

5. Chickpea Noodle Soup

Chickpea Noodle Soup
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Rach's easy and healthy Chickpea Noodle Soup is perfect for feeding your family on a weeknight.

6. Chickpea Chili

Chickpea Chili
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Chef Richard Blais' chickpea chili is a favorite in his family.

7. Budget-Friendly Chickpea Fried Rice

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You can use any veggies lying around the kitchen for this quick and easy vegetarian fried rice from Danielle Kartes, author of the blog and cookbook Rustic Joyful Food.

8. Basic Hummus


To make basic hummus, just blend your chickpeas in a food processor with tahini, lemon juice, garlic and water until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, transfer to a bowl and drizzle with EVOO. If you want to get fancy, top with chopped toasted pistachios.

9. Aquafaba Mayo

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The liquid from a can of chickpeas (a.k.a. aquafaba) is a favorite clean-eating hack of Gwyneth Paltrow's, as it blends into a thick and creamy sauce.

10. Pasta With Chickpeas (Pasta e Ceci)

pasta with chickpeas

Rach shares her family recipe for an easy pasta you can make with canned chickpeas—plus a few more pantry staples—called Pasta e Ceci.

11. Chickpea Curry

Chickpea Curry

This chickpea curry is easy to make with a can of garbanzo beans—and gets finished off using a cooking tip Rach borrowed from her mom. 

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