5 Fantastic Chickpea Recipes
One of my favorite pantry staples are my cans of chickpeas. It’s my opinion that the chickpea should win “THE most versatile legume” award. They can be roasted, tossed in a salad, mashed into “tuna”. made into a desert, thrown in a chili and the list goes on and on. As I write this post I am dunking cucumbers into buffalo flavored humus. When John and I stayed in city last year for the NYC Triathlon, there was a line around the falafel truck at 4:00 in the morning! Allow me to prove to you in 5 recipes exactly how versatile this lovely legume can be.
My Favorite Vegan Tuna Fish Recipe/Mock Tuna Salad by Happy Herbivore
My “go-to” Party Food/Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas by Kid Tested Firefight Approved
Chickpea Comfort Food/Chickpea Cutlets by Post Punk Kitchen
Chickpeas for Desert/Chocolate Chip Blondies by Chocolate Covered Katie
One I would like to try/Minty Yogurt Parfait by BetaCyanin
Notes on the Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas: this recipe is easy to double, triple and even quadruple! I have also substituted Parmesan cheese for the nutritional yeast and it works. I like mine best when I am heavy handed on the parsley. I roast mine for longer than what the recipe says. I like mine really crunchy!
Notes on the Chickpea Cutlets: I haven’t made these since I started eating meat again but these would please a meat eater. They are hearty and can be used in any chicken dish like a Marsala or Parmesan.
Do you like Chickpeas? What is another versatile food?