15 Tasty Vegan Chickpea Recipe Ideas

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This blog post is full of tasty vegan chickpea meal ideas that are quick and easy to make.

Chickpeas are a great alternative for people who want to eat less meat but don’t want to give up on flavor.

From breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and more – this list has it all!

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your vegan diet or just need some new recipe ideas in general, you’ll find something here.

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Chickpea Omelette

Many people don’t believe you can make tasty vegan omelettes.

However, this recipe proves the doubters wrong!

You don’t need eggs to create a healthy, filling and delicious omelette or similar meal. 

Spoon full of kindness shows you how to use chickpea flour and a bit of dairy-free milk to make the perfect omelette. 

They also include all the benefits of chickpea flour, why it’s a great vegan alternative to egg and lots of healthy filling ideas for your dish. 

Discover the full article and recipe here.

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Roasted Chickpea Avocado Salad

This healthy chickpea recipe is a great dinner idea for people with a few extra minutes to spare.

The salad is super simple and caters to a gluten and nut-free diet, as well as being vegan of course. 

It’s a great dinner time meal but can also be great for larger gatherings because you can make it to serve up to eight people!

You won’t need a long list of ingredients to whip up this salad, however you do need to make time for preparing and cooking the chickpeas until they’re crispy and golden.

Check out the full recipe here.

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Simple Chickpea Salad

Next on our list is another salad, but this time it’s even easier to prep and serve.

It’s a perfect option for lunch if you’re working from home, you want to have a satisfying meal but don’t have too much time to cook anything fancy.

There’s no cooking required with this recipe. As long as you have the ingredients, just spend 5 minutes prepping and you’re all done.

Of course, if you want to cook some rice or grains, like quinoa for example, to go with it then you definitely can. 

Check out the full recipe here to find out all the ingredients that are included and suggested. 

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Savory Chickpea Muffins

Here’s a creative chickpea breakfast idea you can try at home today. 

These chickpea muffins are similar to English muffins, however they cater to a many different dietary requirements by using chickpea flour and non-dairy milk instead. 

They’re vegan, gluten-free and can be soy-free too. 

If you have some time to yourself, why not make these in a batch and freeze some. You’ll have a ready-made chickpea muffin ready to go each morning (after you defrost it)! They also make great snacks too during the day.

Discover how to make these creative chickpea muffins here.

Chickpea Vegetable Chowder

This chowder recipe is perfect if you’re looking to use up some of the last left-over vegetables you have in stock.

Rather than just using green vegetables, why not add some pureed chickpeas into the mix to give is a lovely texture and taste?

Many people love soup and chowder because it’s so easy to make and it’s super satisfying.

This another meal you can prepare and save for throughout the week.

Once you’ve cooked it, you can store it in the fridge or freezer, depending on how long you want to keep it for.

We definitely recommend trying this one out – here’s the full recipe.

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Moroccan Chickpea Stew

We’ve tried to make this chickpea list as varied as possible, so you have lots of favorites to choose from. 

The next recipe on this list is perfect for people who love to use their slow-cooker.

This Moroccan chickpea stew is packed with healthy goodness.

All you need are your favorite veggies (onion, peppers and butternut squash are some that are recommended), spices and chickpeas of course. 

Once you’ve prepped your ingredients and added them to the slow cooker, sit back, relax and wait for it to give you a sweet and satisfying meal. 

Discover the full recipe here.

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Chickpea Quinoa Stew

Here’s another healthy chickpea recipe for everyone who loves soups and stews.

We found this one is a particularly creamy and filling option as it includes the key ingredients of quinoa and coconut milk.

It’s super healthy and nutritious of course, and unlike other recipes, just takes 30 minutes to prepare and cook.

Again, it’s a great freezer option if you want to save a portion for another night.

Discover the full recipe here.

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Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Here’s a great chickpea lunch idea for you.

Finding a lunch time meal that’s both filling and healthy can be quite tricky. 

Chickpeas can hit both of these criteria in one go. 

If you’re not finding that salad sanwhiches are filling enough for you then adding chickpeas can be a great solution.

Once you’ve got them in there, it’s up to you what type of salad you want. This recipe from A Couple Cooks has some great ideas for you to try. 

Read more here

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Chickpea Meatloaf

Vegan meatloaf isn’t as scary as it sounds.

This recipe focuses on using oats, nuts, flax and chickpeas as the basis for your meatloaf, which means that it’s:

  • Nutritious and protein-rich
  • Cost effective
  • Quick and easy to prep 
  • A great option to serve at a small gathering

This recipe will give you some great ideas for what you can serve with your vegan chickpea meatloaf.

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Chickpea and Spinach Curry

If the thought of making a curry from scratch is a little daunting, don’t worry, this recipe will be perfect for you.

This chickpea and spinach curry is a great dish for beginners and seasoned chefs alike, but most importantly, it’s healthy and tasty.

Cook it all in one-pot and have it ready to eat within 30 minutes, this curry is perfect for weeknight dinners and next day leftovers.

Discover the full recipe here.

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Broccoli Chickpea Salad

This chickpea salad is great for a light meal, snack or side dish.

It’s so simple and caters for nut-free, oil-free and gluten-free diets.

This again takes 30 minutes to prep and cook as it only uses eight ingredients. 

Chickpeas are a great addition to this broccoli and vegetable medley, discover the full recipe here

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Vegan Chickpea Curry

This is another simple curry recipe that harnesses the goodness of chickpeas. 

Although it’s not 100% traditional Indian chickpea curry, it includes lots of flavors used in Indian cuisine.

This article goes through how to cook dry chickpeas for your curry, as well as ideas for sides and additions you can make too.

Check out the full article and recipe here.

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Greek Chickpea Salad

Here’s another recipe for all the salad-lovers out there.

Simply Quinoa’s Greek chickpea salad uses vegetables such as peppers, cucumbers, olives and tomatoes, as well as herbs alongside fresh chickpeas.

Just spend 5 to 10 minutes prepping it and you’re good to go – it’s perfect for lunch time meals.

Check out the full recipe here.

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Chickpea Flour Muffins

One of the last entries on our list is a sweet treat you can have as a snack or for dessert – blueberry chocolate muffins.

To keep it vegan, rather than having traditional ingredients, chickpea flour is used as a substitute. They’re also gluten-free.

As long as you have some brown rice flour, coconut oil and sugar and chickpea flour, you’ll be able to make the muffins. 

You can add in whatever you want, but we agree that blueberries and chocolate chips work really well!

Discover the full recipe here.

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Chickpea Noodle Soup

This chickpea noodle soup is another healthy and tasty dinner time meal that you can prep and cook in around 1 hour 15 minutes.

It uses dried chickpeas as well as many ingredients you most likely have stored in your pantry. 

Take a look at the full list of ingredients, the recipe and more here.


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