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35 Best Garbanzo Beans Recipes

35 Best Garbanzo Beans Recipes

If you are looking for some interesting new recipes to try that are good for your gut, then you should check out this list!

We’ve listed down the best garbanzo beans recipes for your next hearty, home-cooked meals.

Garbanzo beans, known as chickpeas, are a very versatile legume. 

These little beans are commonly added to salads and stews and sometimes use as a substitute for kidney beans in some chili recipes. 

But the simplest way to enjoy garbanzo beans is simply roasting them, seasoned with your choice of herbs and spices. 

Stock up on those dry or canned chickpeas and serve a totally unique and different dish each meal of the week!

Watch out for some very flavorful and filling breakfast options to explore, such as the Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl, Savory Stuffed Chickpea Pancakes, and a surprise flatbread recipe at #23.

For the sweet tooth out there, we have a sweet and filling take on chickpea dough for your next chocolate chip cookie and some yummy Chocolate Hummus.

Come and try them out for yourself!

Craving for a filling snack? 

We’ve got you covered!

Enjoy crispy roasted garbanzo beans with chili spices and a cheesy kick from nutritional yeast. 

This recipe can be a great afternoon snack for you and your family.

Make sure to stock up on garbanzos because once you start munching on these crunchy flavored treats, it’s very hard to stop.

Who doesn’t want garlic toast? 

Start the day right and enjoy a layer of textures and flavors with this Garlic Toast With Squash, Pesto, & Olive Oil-braised Chickpeas recipe.

Bring out an intensely flavorful texture with a layer of mashed squash, pesto, chickpeas braised in olive oil, and lots of garlic.

Bring out your favorite loaf of bread to pair with this creamy, tasty goodness.

Got those Indian takeout cravings for dinner?

Instead of getting something delivered, why not make your own simplified Chole Masala with this handy recipe?

You only need 30 minutes and a pot to prepare and cook this creamy North Indian curry dish.

Enjoy the spicy and rich flavors of chickpeas simmered in tomato and onion gravy.

Best served with freshly cooked basmati rice and topped with cilantro.

Get ready for a warm and hearty home-cooked meal with this mouth-watering Chorizo & Chickpea Stew recipe.

This Spanish-inspired recipe is another one-pot meal that only takes 30 minutes to complete.

This dish is definitely the perfect comfort food for those long days and gloomy nights.

This meal is so easy to make; it will be your next camping go-to meal. 

Packed with smokey Mediterranean flavors, you can pair it with a baguette or your favorite loaf of bread.

If you’re thinking of a new garbanzo recipe for your date nights, give this Salmon with Tomato Braised Chickpeas & Herbed Yogurt a try!

Start this mouth-watering dish by braising the chickpeas in chopped tomatoes; add spices, salt, and pepper to taste.  

Elevate your salmon dish with a crispy skin exterior and a perfectly rare middle.

The secret to this dish is the tangy herbed yogurt which gives an extra creamy taste and zesty flavor that will elevate any dish.

Another tasty Indian dish is the Chickpeas, Mango, & Edamame Sundal recipe.

Sundal is a South Indian vegetarian snack that is famous during Hindu festivities.

But it doesn’t have to be a special occasion for you to whip up this tasty snack.

If you are craving some spicy and flavorful snacks, sauté mustard seeds, red chili, curry leaves, chickpeas, and edamame in a pan.  

Once cooked, toss on a bowl with the mangoes and grated coconuts and season well.

Don’t forget to add a zest of lemon to give it a bit of a kick.

Are you looking for that easy-to-cook hearty home-cooked meal that will warm you up?

You’re in luck!

This Creamy Chickpea Soup with vegetables and miso is a warm hug served in a bowl.

Delicious and creamy—this recipe is the perfect starter and can pair with any meal.

Everyone loves a good old sweet and sour dish.

Skip the takeout and try this Sweet and Sour chickpea and Green Beans recipe.

This recipe combines the best ingredients: chickpeas, broccoli, and many sweets and spices.

The sauce is a perfect combination of pineapple juice, maple syrup, ketchup, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, and sriracha, giving you that spicy, tangy goodness.

Serve this dish on top of freshly cooked Jasmine rice for a packed dinner meal.

Are you ready for a different kind of breakfast?

If you’re trying to skip the eggs but still craving those yolks, this savory Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl recipe is just for you!

Fun fact: Chickpea water or aquafaba has the same egg-like consistency and is considered the best substitute for vegan baking. 

Spice things up with extra turmeric, salt, pepper, onion, and garlic to give that full scrambled egg flavor.

Add some sliced avocados and top with some chopped parsley and cilantro for that perfect-looking yummy breakfast bowl.

This Vegan Chickpea Tuna Melt recipe is a great 10-minute recipe for those fast and easy warm lunches.

If you’re one of those whose go-to quick lunch is a tuna melt at Subway, you better try this recipe out.

Flaked chickpeas provide excellent texture and relatively neutral flavor, giving you that flakey tuna feeling.

Add kelp or kombu, and cut up dried nori (seaweed) for some extra fishy flavor.

Don’t forget to add celery and red onions for that crunch and added layer of flavor.

Spread on your buttered toast and top with your favorite cheese to finish.

Craving for some falafel for lunch?

This Chickpea & Zucchini Patties recipe is extra moist and tasty; it is perfect on its own or served in a pita.

Topped with Greek yogurt, these baked patties are a bit crispy.

Make those mornings even brighter with this fully-packed savory stuffed chickpea flour pancakes recipe.

This soft, warm chickpea flour pancake is wrapped around seasoned sautéed vegetables and dipped in some yummy coconut cucumber raita.

It’s not only a new breakfast favorite but can be cooked any time of day.

This recipe is excellent for those quick mornings or a leisurely meal during picnics and camping out.

This Chickpea Quinoa Salad is not only picture-perfect but is loaded with all the right delicious ingredients.

It’s so easy to put together, so you can enjoy a fresh and filling quick breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner.

Make a big batch to start the week right and bring it out for some quick lunch or as a yummy side for dinner.

This dish is best paired with grilled chicken, shrimp, or salmon, or you can even add some canned tuna if you are pressed for cooking time.

Chill in the fridge before serving with some fresh lemon zest.

If you are looking for the next pasta recipe to try out, then you have to give this Pesto Linguine With Crispy Balsamic Chickpeas a go!

Balsamic vinegar makes this pasta dish unique with its rich, hearty flavor that blends well with pesto.

Rich in flavors and different textures, this vegetarian dish only needs less than 30 minutes to prep and cook.

If you are using dried garbanzo beans, make sure to soak them first in cold water for about 4 hours, or you can leave them overnight before cooking.

Get ready for this surprising recipe that will turn your breakfast and snack time around in no time.

This Chickpea Cookie Dough recipe offers a sweet, creamy dough mix packed with interesting flavor and texture. 

Create delicious and chewy cookie dough in minutes!

Eat it with a spoon, roll it, or bake it into yummy chocolate chip cookies.

You decide.

If you’re tired of having the usual oily quick breakfast options, try out this Tofu Scrambled Eggs With Chickpeas & Salsa Verde.

The tofu scramble is satisfying and filling served all on its own, but it becomes a full-packed meal with some toast, sausages, or even paired with fried rice.

This recipe is a creamy, flavorful take on your regular tofu and chickpea recipe.

Are you up for a new flavorful pasta dish to serve your family?

This Spicy Italian Chickpea Pasta has a light creamy tomato sauce, crunchy chickpeas, fresh herbs, and all the right spices and ingredients to make it pop.

Switch up the regular spaghetti nights and get ready for your new favorite dinner go-to recipe.

It pairs perfectly with some cherry tomatoes for that extra sweetness.

For those craving something different, try the Harira or traditional Moroccan Lentil & Chickpea Soup recipe.

The term harira refers to the silky smooth texture of this soup, making it perfect for those cold long nights when you are craving for something warm and hearty.

It is zesty, flavorful, and a perfect starter for any meal.

Serving this dish at your next family dinner is like giving warm hugs in a yummy bowl.

Another take on the classic lentil soup is this Tunisian Lentil Soup With Crispy Chickpeas recipe.

Not only is it delightfully simple to make, but this classic dish also offers a warm and hearty taste packed in every bite.

Do not be overwhelmed with the ingredients list, though!

Most of these are already in your kitchen.

Throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker and go about with your other house errands while you wait for this filling and flavorful meal.

Simple yet genuinely satisfying.

This Mediterranean Chickpea Salad recipe is the ultimate summer salad and will be the next big thing for your packed lunches or picnics at the park.

There are tons of flavors and textures to explore.

With cucumbers, bell peppers, and onions offering that extra crunch, it mixes beautifully with other ingredients such as tomatoes, feta, and freshly chopped parsley.

Enjoy a rich flavorful salad in every bite.

The bonus is that you can meal-prep this dish and keep it in an airtight container, pop it in the fridge and just leave it for up to 5 days.

For those special occasions, serve a special lamb shank recipe that’s tender and full of flavor.

This easy braised lamb shank recipe combines tomatoes, carrots, white wine, chickpeas, and all those flavorful spices for a truly mouth-watering taste.

Enjoy this vegan meal prep that only needs five ingredients.

This Curried Chickpea Cauliflower Bake recipe is simple and easy to make; just toss everything in one pan and bake. 

Start with a layer of rice and cauliflower mix, add a layer of chickpeas, and then top it off with seasoned cauliflower florets.

Don’t forget to add some spinach between the florets for a touch of green.

Finish with some parmesan cheese and meat or vegan protein and bake to perfection.

Want to do more baking?

If you are a lover of bread, you should try out this Spinach Socca recipe.

This chickpea flatbread, commonly referred to as Socca in France and Farinata in Italy, may look simple, but it is bursting with texture and flavor.

This new dish makes those date nights and picnics more romantic and unique.

It works best with a cold glass of white wine or rosé.

If you are searching for a snack option for you and your kids, you’ve come to the right place!

This Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Smashed Chickpeas recipe requires very minimal prep and only needs a few key ingredients.

Just bake the sweet potatoes and let them soften in the oven while you mix and mash the spicy chickpeas.

The chickpea salad contains a beautiful medley of crunchy, crispy textures and rich, spicy flavors you and your family will love.

This is how you can get creative with your breakfast and snacks.

Bring out the grill because we are having a party!

This Mediterranean Grilled Chickpea Stuffed Avocado recipe is the perfect snack option for those barbecue parties.

Just imagine biting into those grilled avocado halves stuffed with a tasty mix of tomatoes, cucumbers, and grilled chickpeas and drizzled with a generous amount of tahini sauce and feta cheese.

This classic tomato with an egg dish famous in the Middle East and North Africa is another exciting recipe to try at home.

It offers a luscious combination of tart and sweet, rich flavors and rich textures.

With chickpeas added as the main ingredient, you get to enjoy a little more protein and another layer of texture to boot.

Don’t forget to give it a squeeze of lemon to top for an even brighter take on the final flavor.

Are you feeling cold and needing some warm, comforting home-cooked meal to brighten your day?

Give this Instant Pot Jackfruit Chili recipe a try!

It’s a beautiful and heartwarming mix of chickpeas, sweet potatoes, and jackfruit that’s easy to cook in a pressure cooker.

With different flavors, textures, and spices that explode in your mouth, this will easily be your next comfort food choice.

If you loved the unique flavor and texture of jackfruit from the previous recipe and are craving more, we’ve got another snack recipe to try out.

Whether you’d like to use fresh or canned ingredients for your jackfruit and chickpeas, this BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich recipe is still the bomb!

Bursting with flavors and packed with meat-like proteins, chickpeas and jackfruit is the perfect combination.

Simply mash the jackfruit chickpea mixture on a hot cast iron, coat in brown sugar and spices, add BBQ sauce, and voila!

Pulled pork?

Nope, this is the next best thing! *wink*

If you’re swamped and don’t have much time to prepare, try this super easy lunch loaded with all the right ingredients for that quick meal.

This Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Wraps recipe is an excellent mix of avocado, red onion, carrots, chickpeas, and vegan ranch dressing you can quickly whip up in your kitchen.

It only takes about 15 minutes to prep and another 30 minutes of cooling time.

Serve it cold and fresh in those lettuce wraps and pair it with a refreshing fruity drink.

This Chickpea Tuna Salad is a great combination of chickpeas, canned tuna, and some crunchy, colorful veggies of the rainbow.

It has cucumbers, red onions, yellow bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and more salad greens and is topped with feta cheese.

If you want more vegetable options for this salad medley, you can even add zucchini, carrots, celery, and green onions for even more flavors and colors.

For those days when you want a fully home-cooked meal and you’ve got enough time on your hands, why don’t you try this Slow Cooker Chickpea Tagine recipe?

Enjoy the complex flavors of this hearty dish.

Filled with an explosion of spices and flavors: garlic paprika, ginger, cumin, salt, pepper, and cinnamon, this chickpea dish is truly mouth-watering!

Just toss all ingredients in a slow cooker and leave it on for 4-5 hours until the sauce thickens and the ingredients are warm and tender.

Top with some yogurt, fresh mint leaves, olive oil, and honey to serve.

If your craving calls for something sweet and filling, why not try this creamy Chocolate Hummus recipe?

It’s a delectable take on the classic hummus spread.

Make sure to use top-quality chocolate chips for an even more delicious bite.

This recipe is easy to follow; you just need to mix everything in the food processor for one minute.

Scoop out and spread on your bread of choice.

Want to try something new other than your trusty Indian takeout?

The M’nazaleh Eggplant Chickpea Stew recipe is flavorful, fragrant, and packed with all the best spices and vegetables.

If you’re looking after your cholesterol intake, simply roast the eggplant slices instead of frying them in oil.

It makes the eggplants crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, giving you that extra layer of texture in this dish.

Feast your eyes and get ready for this easy but filling burger to change your world!

The Quinoa Chickpea Veggie Burger is packed with all the juicy, savory goodness in each bite.

Thanks to the quinoa and chickpea combination, it has different layers of textures and flavorful tastes; you will surely crave more.

It will win your family and friends’ hearts for sure.

Also, make the patties smaller and serve as sliders to bring more yum to your party.

The Al Pastor Chickpea Tacos recipe is the perfect Mexican and Middle Eastern-inspired dish to serve at your next get-together or party.

With only 15 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes of cooking, you will be serving this crunchy, tasty dish in no time.

The bonus is that you can pre-make the sauce up to 3 days ahead.

Just keep them stored in a sealed container and refrigerate them.

Now you can whip up some chickpea tacos any time of day!

The bottom line

Stock up on those canned chickpeas and start cooking!

Discover and try out many new recipes: from sweet or savory breakfasts to full delicious meals.

Enjoy easy-to-make breakfast and lunch options.

Feast on slow-cooked meals for dinners and special occasions.

Whether you are craving some vegan or vegetarian chickpea dishes or want a meaty dish for your next lunch or dinner, a home-cooked recipe is waiting for you to try.

Best Garbanzo Beans Recipe Collection

Best Garbanzo Beans Recipe Collection

From stews to salads, we’ve listed down the best garbanzo beans recipes for your next hearty, home-cooked meals.


  • Air Fryer Chickpeas (Roasted Garbanzo Beans Snack)
  • Garlic Toast With Squash, Pesto, & Olive Oil-Braised Chickpeas
  • Chole Masala
  • Chorizo & Chickpea Stew
  • Salmon With Tomato-Braised Chickpeas & Herbed Yogurt
  • Chickpeas, Mango, & Edamame Sundal
  • Creamy Chickpea Soup
  • Sweet & Sour Chickpeas
  • Chickpea Scramble Breakfast Bowl
  • Vegan Chickpea Tuna Melt
  • Chickpea & Zucchini Patties
  • Savory Stuffed Chickpea Flour Pancakes
  • Chickpea Quinoa Salad
  • Pesto Linguine With Crispy Balsamic Chickpeas
  • Chickpea Cookie Dough
  • Tofu Scrambled Eggs With Chickpeas & Salsa Verde
  • Spicy Italian Chickpea Pasta
  • Moroccan Lentil & Chickpea Soup
  • Tunisian Lentil Soup With Crispy Chickpeas
  • Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
  • Greek Spicy Aromatic Braised Lamb Shanks With Chickpeas
  • Curried Chickpea Cauliflower Bake
  • Spinach Socca (Chickpea Flatbread)
  • Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Spicy Smashed Chickpeas
  • Mediterranean Grilled Chickpea Stuffed Avocados
  • Shakshuka With Chickpeas & Lemon
  • Instant Pot Jackfruit Chili
  • BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches
  • Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Wraps
  • Chickpea Tuna Salad
  • Slow Cooker Chickpea Tagine
  • Chocolate Hummus
  • M’nazaleh Eggplant Chickpea Stew
  • Quinoa Chickpea Veggie Burger
  • Al Pastor Chickpea Tacos


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