Beyond hummus: 11 delicious ways to prepare chickpeas



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When we think of chickpeas, we tend to think of hummus. As delicious as hummus in any of its forms is, there's so much more the chickpea can do for you. Just take a look at these 11 delicious recipes, so you can enjoy a little versatility in your kitchen while reaping the legume's nutritional benefits.


1. Lebanese-style Pizza

Source: When Shaikha Cooks 

Chickpeas on pizza? Who would have thunk it? We're glad When Shaikha Cooks did.


2. Kale and Chickpea Stew

Photo by Deb Lindsey for the Washington Post 

Winter is in full swing, and you'll be wanting a hearty, healthy stew to keep you full without filling you out. This kale and chickpea stew featured in the Washington Post  is perfect.


3. Chickpea, Avocado and Feta Salad

Source: Homegrown & Healthy 

Homegrown & Healthy serves up a bowl of chickpea salad with one of our all-time favorites: avocado, of course.


4. Roasted Vegetables and Chickpeas

Source: The Garden Grazer 

The Garden Grazer scores by roasting an assortment of vegetables and chickpeas in one pan for gorgeous and flavorful results.


5. Falafel

Source: Tori Avey 

We would eat falafel every day, if we could. Tori Avey's recipe is absolutely scrumptious.


6. Kung Pao Chickpeas

Source: She Knows 

Good news for vegans and vegetarians who want their kung pao even though they have given up eating chicken: She Knows rocks with this kung pao chickpea recipe.


7. Green Chickpea & Chicken Coconut Curry

Source: The Crepes of Wrath 

The Crepes of Wrath had us with coconut curry.


8. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Source: A Teaspoon of Happiness 

A Teaspoon of Happiness' Mediterranean-inspired salad is perfect to pack for lunch. Because chickpeas are a good source of protein and fiber, you'll stay full — which means it's less likely you'll break down and snarf everything in the office's chocolate drawer.


9. Easy Healthy Chickpea Curry

Source: Blogging Over Thyme 

Blogging Over Thyme's quick-and-easy curry takes just 35 minutes to prepare. Serve with quinoa or brown or basmati rice.


10. Orzo Salad with Chickpeas, Cucumbers, Lemon, Dill & Feta

Source: Two Peas and Their Pod 

There's something magical about creamy orzo that makes it delicious regardless of how you prepare it. We love what Two Peas and their Pod have done here.


11. Authentic Italian Chickpea Flat Bread

Source: In Pursuit of More 

And last but certainly not least, we love this recipe for flatbread from In Pursuit of More. Feel like you're indulging in carbs without blowing your diet.