Best ever chickpea recipes

Best ever chickpea recipes

Try our 20 best ever chickpea recipes, from hearty chickpea stews to light salads, and of course classic hummus. These chickpea recipes are easy midweek ideas


Spiced mackerel fillets with shallot and lemon chickpeas

This recipe for spiced mackerel fillets with shallot and lemon chickpeas is quick and easy to make and under 500 calories

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Chickpea and squash coconut curry

This chickpea and squash coconut curry is a great healthy, vegetarian midweek meal. If you can get it, Alpro coconut milk alternative has less saturated fat and fewer calories than regular coconut milk as it’s made with a rice milk base. Try our other vegetarian curry recipes here


Smashed chickpea and feta salad

This smashed chickpea and feta salad makes a hearty, no-cook supper for two in just 15 minutes. It makes a great lunch box, too. Smashing the chickpeas helps them to soak up some of the dressing


10-minute Moroccan prawn rice bowl

This recipe for 10-minute Moroccan prawn rice bowl delivers big flavours in no time AND it’s under 500 calories, making it perfect for a mid-week meal.


Posh hummus

This poshed-up hummus with tomatoes and spring onion tastes so much better than shop-bought. Eat as a dip or in falafel wraps – it will be your new favourite.


Roast carrots with crisp chickpeas and tahini

We love roasted chickpeas, and these easy ones, served with roasted carrots and tahini sauce are the best. Any leftovers make a great packed lunch.


Steak and chickpea salad with harissa yoghurt dressing

Ready in just 15 minutes, this steak and chickpea salad with harissa yoghurt dressing is low in fat and GI. A speedy, healthy salad to get you through the week.


Chickpea, red pepper and spinach curry

This vegetarian chickpea, red pepper and spinach curry is flavoured with ginger, chilli, garam masala, cumin and turmeric and makes a wonderful quick after work meal, ready in less than 30 minutes and served with Indian naan or chapatis.


Falafel mezze bowl

This quick and easy falafel mezze bowl makes a great vegetarian midweek meal


Fiery chickpea and harissa soup

A fast-to-make and easy spicy soup made with chickpeas. This vegetarian recipe, gets its heat from harissa, the hot chilli pepper paste from Morocco. Ready quickly in 20 minutes.


Warm chickpea and cumin wraps with yoghurt dip

Spiced chickpeas are topped with coriander yogurt and wrapped in a warm tortilla. This guilt-free recipe is packed with veg and is seriously simple to put together.


Spiced vegetable couscous

Couscous makes a great base for a quick and easy vegetarian main course for two. Just add peppers, carrots and chickpeas for an easy afterwork supper. Any leftovers can be taken to work for lunch the next day.


Broccoli and coconut soup with fried chickpeas

This broccoli and coconut soup with fried chickpeas is a modern way to enjoy broccoli soup. With creamy coconut, a kick of chilli and crunchy chickpeas, this will become your new favourite. Ready in under an hour, it makes enough to serve the whole family.


Crispy chickpea and kale caesar salad

This crispy chickpea and kale caesar salad is a great healthy twist on a classic. You can also eat the crispy chickpeas as a snack.


Indian salmon with chickpea stew

This recipe for Indian salmon with chickpea stew is a great simple supper for when there’s just two of you. Most of the ingredients you’ll already have in your cupboard


Persian lamb stew

This Persian lamb stew one-pot recipe is really easy and under 500 calories – perfect midweek comfort food


Big bowl chickpea salad

This vegetarian big bowl chickpea salad is super quick and easy to make – perfect for lunch or a speedy supper. Try our comforting bowl food recipes


Roast carrot, cumin and chickpea salad

Roast carrots for a quick salad or an easy midweek meal for two. Instead of roasting the chickpeas as well, they are mixed with the carrots once roasted, so they retain their lovely texture. Cumin adds a subtle spice and feta crumbled over the top is all it needs. Serve with crusty bread on the side if you like.


Moroccan veg and chickpea tagine

This recipe for Moroccan veg and chickpea tagine is vegan, low-fat and really easy to make. This makes enough for four, but the leftovers freeze well


Red lentil, chickpea and chilli soup

Packed full of middle eastern flavours, this winter warming recipe makes a great healthy midweek dinner option


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