You can pretty much bet on always finding a can of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) in my pantry. They are one of my favorite beans to use in recipes from soups, pastas, dips or simply on their own added to salads. For me, you can’t beat the convenience of canned beans, they can really save you in so many when you are in a pinch for time at meal time, and let’s not forget to mention the tremendous health benefits they offer as well. A serving of chickpeas packs a nutritious punch full of protein, fiber and all those good carbs and vitamins that we should be including in our daily diet…and they are low in fat too. Don’t forget to rinse them before adding them to your recipes, this makes a big difference in their sodium content.
If you have a can or two of chickpeas sitting in your pantry and you need a little inspiration, be sure to check out this great recipe round up of 7 ways to use a can of chickpeas.
Artichoke Hummus 1 of 7Artichokes and chickpeas blended together to make a creamy hummus perfect for dipping.
Recipe for artichoke hummus
Chickpeas, Bacon and Spinach 2 of 7Convert anyone hesitant about trying chickpeas with this tasty side dish made with bacon.
Recipe for chickpeas, bacon and spinach from Cinnamon Girl Recipes
Chana Masala 3 of 7Spice up your dinner with this Indian classic dish.
Recipe for chana masala
Feta and Chickpea Salad 4 of 7Quick, healthy and refreshing salad.
Recipe for feta and chickpea salad
Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Soup 5 of 7Chickpeas add great protein to this creamy, healthy soup.
Recipe for artichoke and roasted red pepper soup
Spaghetti with Sauteed Chickpeas and Spinach 6 of 7A hearty vegetarian pasta dish for a busy night.
Recipe for spaghetti with sauteed chickpeas and spinach
Spicy Roasted Chipotle Chickpeas 7 of 7Spice up your snacking with these flavor packed chickpeas.
Recipe for spicy roasted chipotle chickpeas
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