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This colorful bowl is a vegan dream. The cabbage, spinach, carrots, and bell peppers basically make this a salad, but ten times more delicious. The chickpeas, quinoa, and cashews will give you all the protein you need to feel full and energized. Get the recipe here.
Don't let the fact that this macaroni is vegan turn you off — it's packed with yummy flavors like mustard, cashews, paprika, and coconut aminos (soy sauce will work just as well). Just as creamy, twice as flavorful. Get the recipe here.
Why risk salmonella by eating regular raw cookie dough when you could just puree chickpeas with peanut butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and cinnamon? It'll cure your sweet tooth, and give you an extra protein boost at the end of the day. Get the recipe here.
Cook pasta and chickpeas with garlic and tomato paste, add a rosemary drizzle, and you've got the easiest tastiest dinner ever. Get the recipe here.
Arguably the creamiest, smoothest hummus you'll ever try. Don't believe me? Soak some chickpeas in water and baking soda overnight, cook them till they're literally falling apart, and puree them with some tehina sauce, salt, and cumin. You'll be licking the bowl clean. Get the recipe (and review!) here.
Avocado toast is always a delight, but doesn't always have enough oomf to get you through a long morning. Just mash some chickpeas into the avocados and you've got a meal without...pretty much any work. Get the recipe here.
Sun-dried tomatoes? Hummus?? Dijon mustard??? All in one delicious burger?! *Falls onto fainting couch.* Magical. Get the recipe here.
The warm weather means it's officially grill season, but that doesn't mean you need to resort to hot dogs and hamburgers to get your fix. Brown your favorite veggies, then toss chickpeas in a cast iron skillet with chile powder and salt to get them nice and crispy! Absolutely gorgeous. Get the recipe here.
Feta + cucumbers + olives = summer in a bowl. Get the recipe here.
Simmer chickpeas in barbecue sauce and toss them in this refreshing salad of carrots, cucumbers, and corn. Get the recipe here.
What's better than a super simple one-pan recipe? Chickpeas, tomatoes, and chicken all in one dish. 'Nuff said. Get the recipe here.
This sweet and savory soup is perfect to meal prep. Freeze any soup you don't eat and save the chickpeas for a crunchy afternoon snack. Get the recipe here.
Spaghetti and meatballs is, like, so yesterday. Roll chickpea flour, yogurt, onion, chile, and cilantro together into dumplings, then plop them into this simmering sauce that's got an extra kick of flavor. Date night has just been upgraded. Get the recipe here.
This crockpot stew isn't quite a dump dinner, but all that chopping will totally pay off when you have days of delicious leftovers that have just as much flavor as vegetables. Plus, it's delicious both hot and cold so you can eat it year-round. Get the recipe (and review!) here.
There's absolutely no reason to go to your favorite Indian restaurant to kick this craving. A bunch of spices and tomatoes will turn your can of chickpeas into a classic dish that'll make your mouth water. Get the recipe here.
Mix chickpeas, celery, grapes, green onions, and pecans together with a bit of mayo and mustard to make a sandwich that's so simple and so refreshing. Get the recipe here.
Save the juice from your cans — AKA aquafaba — because it's just as useful as the beans! You can use it to make both delectable desserts like this one and some savory treats as well! Get the recipe here and get more aquafaba recipes here.
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