Have some chickpea on hand ? Check out these 20 healthy vegan recipes featuring chickpeas ! From mains to desserts, this post got you covered.
Chickpeas are truly one of my favourite beans to work with. They are super easy to use and is really versatile. Plus, they are packed full of plant protein, making them really popular among vegans.
But of course, you do not have to be vegan in order to enjoy chickpeas. Below are 20 of my favourite chickpea recipe that even non-vegans love ! From the classic creamy hummus to decadent chickpea blondies, you will sure find something you love.
How to cook chickpeas from scratch
If you are using canned chickpeas, jump straight to the recipes! But if you are trying to cook them from scratch but have no idea how, this section is perfect for you.
There are a few methods in cooking chickpeas, mainly stovetop, in the instant pot or crockpot. I recommend using chickpeas that are presoaked overnight.
For every 1 cup of dried chickpeas,
- Stovetop - Add the soaked and rinsed chickpeas into the pot and add in enough water, about 2 inches above the chickpeas. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to a gentle simmer. Place the lid on and let it cook until the beans are tender, about 40 minutes to an hour. Cooking time may vary significantly so I recommend checking on them around the 25 minutes mark.
- Instant pot - If using instant pot, add in the presoaked and drained chickpeas into the pot together with 4 cups of water. Cook them at high pressure for 12 minutes if you want your chickpeas to be firmer, or cook them for 15 minutes if you prefer them to be soft and tender.
- Crockpot - For the crockpot method, add in your soaked and rinsed chickpeas together with 6 cups of water. Cook it at high for about 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
Commonly asked questions
Yes, they are naturally gluten-free.
1 cup of dried chickpeas yields about a little less than 3 cups, cooked.
1 15 oz can is equivalent to 1.5 cups cooked.
Yes, they actually freeze really well. After cooking, let them cool to room temperature. After that, portion them out and transfer them into zip lock bags or freezable containers.