Chickpeas are some of the most versatile pulses when it comes to creating delicious and healthy recipes. No doubt you have tried many chickpea recipes before, but we have found some unique ways to get chickpeas into your diet.
There are many reasons we should be adding more chickpeas to our weekly meal plans. They are a reliable source of plant-based protein and when paired with whole grains like quinoa they can provide all the essential amino acids required to make complete protein. They are also high in fibre which is great for gut health.
There are a few varieties of chickpeas. More than 90% of chickpeas grown in Australia are desi chickpeas. These are popular in India and can be used in chickpea curry recipes or split to make chana dahl. In fact, the most common variety most of us eat are kabuli chickpeas as these are found in our cans. Most tinned products are imported from Europe where the kabuli variety is most common.
Peanut Butter Banana Chickpea Shake
Banana and chickpeas might not sound like a perfect combination but this 5 ingredient shake is naturally high in protein thanks to the chickpeas. Use frozen chickpeas for a nice cold shake. Check out the recipe on Minimalist Baker.
Chickpea Cookie Dough
We won't call this a healthy chickpea recipe but you're getting a bit more nutrition than your usual cookie dough thanks to this being packed with chickpeas. Recipe available on Well Plated.
Chickpea Curry with Potato
Nagi publishes all kinds of great recipes, and this chickpea curry recipe is no exception. If you can soak some dried desi chickpeas that would make this even more authentic, but of course IQF or tinned chickpeas will be just as tasty. Get the recipe on Recipe Tin Eats.
Veggie Chickpea Sticks
Chickpeas make great snack food and these savoury biscuits from Healthy Little Foodies are a healthy alternative to most snacks. Using our IQF chickpeas could even help the cooking process by not having so much moisture within the chickpeas.
Chickpea Chilli Pasta
Chickpeas and spice go together in many different cultures and cuisines. This chickpea pasta recipe is a twist on the usual spicy chickpea recipes. Bonus points for using pulse pasta made with chickpea flour. Get the recipe at Cook Republic.