Easy Chickpea Recipes

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So if you haven’t guessed by now, we’re kind of obsessed with chickpeas at Budget Bytes. They’re inexpensive, easy to prepare, full of fiber, and extremely versatile…I mean seriously what’s not to love about them? Chickpeas, a.k.a. garbanzo beans, are also very filling so they work perfectly in soups, one pan recipes, served over rice and one of our personal favorites, chickpea salad recipes! This roundup of easy chickpea recipes is the ultimate go-to list for super quick lunch ideas and simple weeknight dinner meals.

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Chickpea Salad Recipes

1. Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad

Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad

A hand grabbing a stack of two halves of a Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad sandwich on wheat bread.
Light, bright, and full of spring flavors, this Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad will keep you full all afternoon. Serve as a sandwich, wrap, or salad! 
4.83 from 52 votes
$2.46 recipe / $1.23 serving Get the Recipe

Alright, we’re starting things off with this super easy, creamy, and delicious Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad! This salad is full of gold-star ingredients, is made with a mayo-free dressing and can be served as a salad, stuffed into a pita, or piled between two slices of hearty bread.

2. Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

This Roasted Cauliflower Salad combines sweet roasted red onions, spiced chickpeas, tender cauliflower, and a tangy lemon tahini dressing. BudgetBytes.com
This Roasted Cauliflower Salad combines sweet roasted red onions, spiced chickpeas, tender cauliflower, and a tangy lemon tahini dressing.
4.86 from 185 votes
$6.99 recipe / $1.75 serving Get the Recipe

If you’re tired of basic salads then you MUST try this Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing! It has warm, smoky flavors from the roasted cauliflower and the spiced chickpeas plus it’s topped with our amazing & slightly addicting lemon tahini dressing.

3. Pesto Chickpea Salad

Pesto Chickpea Salad

Pesto chickpea salad in a bowl surrounded by crackers
This creamy and tangy Pesto Chickpea Salad is a quick and easy lunch. Enjoy with crackers, on a sandwich, or on top of a bed of greens.
4.89 from 27 votes
$3.14 recipe / $0.79 serving Get the Recipe

Chickpea salads are super easy to make and perfect as a quick lunch, appetizer at a party, or simply as a side dish with dinner. This creamy, Pesto Chickpea Salad is one of our favorite flavor combinations and only requires seven simple ingredients!

4. Lemony Artichoke And Quinoa Salad

Lemony Artichoke and Quinoa Salad

Overhead view of Lemony Artichoke and Quinoa Salad in a bowl with lemon wedges and a fork.
This Lemony Artichoke and Quinoa Salad is a light and refreshing summer salad that holds up well in the refrigerator and is perfect for meal prep!
4.98 from 68 votes
$6.74 recipe / $1.69 serving Get the Recipe

This Lemony Artichoke and Quinoa Salad is a meal prepper’s dream salad! It’s light, very sturdy, and holds up well in the refrigerator. It’s also super versatile so you can easily swap out some of the ingredients for your favorites or just use what you have on hand.

Easy Chickpea Recipes

5. Air Fryer Chickpeas

Air Fryer Chickpeas

Close up overhead view of a bowl full of air fryer chickpeas with a spoon.
Air fryer chickpeas are extra crispy, take only minutes to make, are a deliciously crunchy, high-fiber snack!
5 from 4 votes
$0.88 recipe / $0.22 serving Get the Recipe

These crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas are the perfect little snack! They’re inexpensive, high in fiber and protein, and quite honestly addicting! You can season them however you like; they taste perfect on top of your favorite salad.

6. The Best Homemade Hummus (Plus Four Flavors)

Homemade Hummus

Homemade hummus is quick, easy, and inexpensive, and can be made with several different flavor add-ins. Here are four delicious flavors to try. BudgetBytes.com
You only need a few simple ingredients to make the BEST homemade hummus! Plus four extra hummus flavors to try.
4.98 from 35 votes
$2.24 recipe / $0.37 serving Get the Recipe

We’re sharing all the info on how to make simple Homemade Hummus plus four extra flavor combinations to try out. It literally only takes five minutes to make and we promise it tastes wayyy better than store-bought hummus.

7. Beef and Tomato Rice Bowl

Beef and Tomato Rice Bowl

Overhead shot of Beef and Tomato Rice Bowl with fork in it.
This budget-friendly, easy Beef Tomato Rice Bowl is lip-smackingly good, endlessly adaptable, and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner!
4.74 from 15 votes
$7.78 recipe / $1.95 serving Get the Recipe

If you love quick & easy dinner recipes then you’ll definitely want to add this Beef and Tomato Rice Bowl to your weeknight rotation. It’s super delicious, budget-friendly and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry to make this recipe tonight!

8. Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wraps

Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wraps

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Creamy, spicy, and filling, these Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wraps are an easy option for your brown bag lunch. Customize to use whatever vegetables you have!
4.91 from 31 votes
$3.37 recipe / $1.69 each Get the Recipe

Quick lunches that not only taste good but are also good for you are always a win-win in my book. These Sriracha Chickpea Salad Wraps are fast and easy to make and perfect for lunch during the week.

Chickpea Curry Recipes

9. Curried Chickpeas With Spinach

Curried Chickpeas with Spinach

These super fast Curried Chickpeas with spinach are packed with flavor and nutrients, vegan, gluten-free, and filling! Plus they freeze great! BudgetBytes.com
These super fast Curried Chickpeas with spinach are packed with flavor and nutrients, vegan, gluten-free, and filling! Plus they freeze great!
4.67 from 153 votes
$4.68 recipe / $1.17 serving Get the Recipe

Why can’t dinner be this easy every day?? These Curried Chickpeas with Spinach are made in under 30 minutes, are super nutritious, and taste great served over rice or with naan bread to soak up all that yummy sauce!

10. Chana Saag Curry – Chickpea And Spinach Curry

Chana Saag Curry

Two bowls of chana saag with rice, next to the skillet and a piece of torn naan
Chana saag is a creamy chickpea and spinach curry that comes together quickly, is full of warm spices, filling, and vegan! Perfect for meal prep!
4.55 from 83 votes
$7.67 recipe / $1.28 serving Get the Recipe

When you’re in the mood for a delicious, creamy curry recipe this Chana Saag Curry recipe will absolutely do the trick! It’s packed with incredible flavor, is very filling, and also tastes great with rice or naan bread.

11. Curry Chickpea Salad

Curry Chickpea Salad

two pita pockets stuffed with curry chickpea salad on a plate with grape tomatoes
This Curry Chickpea Salad is a fast and easy no-cook lunch that's perfect for summer. Light, fresh, filling, tangy, and flavorful!
4.74 from 19 votes
$1.39 recipe / $0.70 serving Get the Recipe

Let’s just all agree that chickpea salads are one of the best lunch ideas ever! This Curry Chickpea Salad tastes great in a wrap, stuffed into a pita, or served on top of a fresh green salad.

12. Easy Cauliflower And Chickpea Masala

Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala

A bowl of creamy Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala being eaten with a spoon and two pieces of naan on the side.
This super easy, ultra creamy, and heavily spiced Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala will be your new favorite weeknight dinner! So much flavor, so little effort. 
4.83 from 188 votes
$4.10 recipe / $1.03 serving Get the Recipe

This Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala is made with an irresistible, spicy-creamy sauce that coats the chickpeas and cauliflower perfectly. It stores well in the fridge so it’s perfect for meal prep – and the best part is it’s very inexpensive and budget-friendly!

13. Coconut Curry Chickpeas

Coconut Curry Chickpeas

Overhead view of a bowl full of coconut curry chickpeas with a piece of naan.
Coconut Curry Chickpeas are a flavorful and filling easy weeknight dinner packed with chickpeas, kale, and a flavorful creamy curry sauce!
4.95 from 34 votes
$7.44 recipe / $1.86 serving Get the Recipe

Coconut Curry Chickpeas are incredibly flavorful, only requires a handful of ingredients, and are perfect for last-minute weeknight dinner meals. Bonus: the leftovers are even better the next day!

Chickpea Soup Recipes

14. Smoky Potato Chickpea Stew

Smoky Potato Chickpea Stew

This Smoky Potato and Chickpea Stew is a hearty and filling plant-based dish that will keep you full and warm this winter! BudgetBytes.com
This Smoky Potato Chickpea Stew is a hearty and filling plant-based dish that will keep you full and warm this winter!
4.92 from 124 votes
$5.74 recipe / $0.96 serving Get the Recipe

Give me a good soup or stew recipe that has lots of veggies in a super flavorful broth and I’m one happy girl! This Smoky Potato Chickpea Stew is definitely a favorite, mainly because I love any type of potato soup recipe, but also because it’s hearty and super simple to make.

15. Moroccan Lentil and Vegetable SOup

Moroccan Lentil and Vegetable Soup

Warm intoxicating spices make this vegetable filled Moroccan Lentil and Vegetable Stew perfect for cold Autumn nights. BudgetBytes.com
Warm intoxicating spices make this vegetable filled Moroccan Lentil and Vegetable Soup perfect for cold Autumn nights.
4.84 from 117 votes
$7.43 recipe / $0.93 serving Get the Recipe

Get ready to instantly fall in love with this Moroccan Lentil and Vegetable Soup recipe. It’s full of warm spices, and hearty vegetables and simmered on low in a super flavorful broth.

16. Easy Minestrone Soup

Easy Minestrone Soup

Overhead view of a bowl of vegetarian minestrone with a spoon in the middle
This easy Minestrone Soup recipe is a hearty, budget-friendly meal full of vegetables and perfect for meal prep or weeknight dinners.
4.83 from 29 votes
$5.96 recipe / $0.99 serving Get the Recipe

Easy Minestrone Soup – one of my all-time favorite soup recipes! Very customizable and easy to add your favorite veggies. This version is hearty, inexpensive, includes chickpeas in place of pasta, and very meal prep friendly!

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