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14 Protein-Packed Dinners Made With A Can Of Chickpeas

Did you know chickpeas have 15 grams of protein PER CUP?! That's about 30% of your daily intake!

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1. General Tso's Chickpeas

yupitsvegan.com

It's everything you love about the takeout classic reworked into a healthier, veggie-packed stir-fry. Get the recipe here.

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2. Spicy Buffalo Chickpea Wraps

https://minimalistbaker.com/spicy-buffalo-chickpea-wraps/
https://minimalistbaker.com/spicy-buffalo-chickpea-wraps/

If you love buffalo chicken wraps, you'll love this vegetarian version made with spicy chickpeas. Get the recipe here.

3. Vegan Coconut Curry Chickpeas

http://withfoodandlove.com/coconut-curry-chickpeas/?utm_content=buffer9ad67&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer
http://withfoodandlove.com/coconut-curry-chickpeas/?utm_content=buffer9ad67&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

This vegan coconut curry is made entirely in one pan. Try it over rice for a hearty meatless dinner. Get the recipe here.

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4. Vegan Jalapeño Chickpea Mac and Cheese

http://www.cottercrunch.com/vegan-jalapeno-chickpea-mac-and-cheese/
http://www.cottercrunch.com/vegan-jalapeno-chickpea-mac-and-cheese/

This vegan mac and cheese gets it's cheesy flavor from a combination of coconut milk and nutritional yeast. Get the recipe here.

5. Crispy Cauliflower Tacos

http://www.wellplated.com/cauliflower-tacos/
http://www.wellplated.com/cauliflower-tacos/

Roasted cauliflower and chickpeas replace meat in these protein-packed veggie tacos. Get the recipe here.

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6. Sweet Potato and Chickpea Burgers

http://www.thesugarhit.com/2015/01/sweet-potato-chickpea-burgers-with-tahini-yoghurt-recipe.html
http://www.thesugarhit.com/2015/01/sweet-potato-chickpea-burgers-with-tahini-yoghurt-recipe.html

These homemade chickpea burgers are a great alternative to the frozen veggie patties filled with a laundry list of ingredients. Get the recipe here.

7. Moroccan Chickpea Quinoa Power Salad

http://littlespicejar.com/moroccan-chickpea-quinoa-power-salad/
http://littlespicejar.com/moroccan-chickpea-quinoa-power-salad/

This salad is loaded with a whole can of chickpeas AND quinoa for a double hit of protein. Get the recipe here.

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8. Crockpot Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup

https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/crockpot-moroccan-lentil-and-chickpea-soup/
https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/crockpot-moroccan-lentil-and-chickpea-soup/

Start this soup in the morning and come home to a comforting stew waiting to be eaten. Get the recipe here.

9. Turmeric Chickpea Fritters

https://minimalistbaker.com/turmeric-chickpea-fritters/#_a5y_p=4250916
https://minimalistbaker.com/turmeric-chickpea-fritters/#_a5y_p=4250916

Think of these fritters as the lighter, baked version of falafel and serve them in pita, over rice, or in a salad for a boost of lean protein. Get the recipe here.

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10. Chickpea Mushroom Marsala Over Creamy Polenta

http://www.connoisseurusveg.com/chickpea-baby-portobello-mushroom-marsala-over-creamy-polenta
http://www.connoisseurusveg.com/chickpea-baby-portobello-mushroom-marsala-over-creamy-polenta

This riff on the Italian staple swaps chicken for chickpeas for a vegetarian take on the hearty classic. Get the recipe here.

11. Quinoa and Kale Protein Power Salad

http://www.foodiecrush.com/quinoa-and-kale-protein-power-salad/
http://www.foodiecrush.com/quinoa-and-kale-protein-power-salad/

Quinoa, chickpeas, and pistachios make this salad a protein-lovers dream. Get the recipe here.

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12. Vegan Chickpea Curry

https://hurrythefoodup.com/vegan-chickpea-curry-ready/
https://hurrythefoodup.com/vegan-chickpea-curry-ready/

This delicious curry is not only packed with lean protein, it's also vegan. Get the recipe here.

13. Garlicky Kale Salad With Crispy Chickpeas

https://minimalistbaker.com/garlicky-kale-salad-with-crispy-chickpeas/#_a5y_p=3628061
https://minimalistbaker.com/garlicky-kale-salad-with-crispy-chickpeas/#_a5y_p=3628061

Kale salad gets a major upgrade from a generous topping of tandoori-spiced chickpeas. Get the recipe here.

14. Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad

budgetbytes.com

This salad is loaded with chickpeas toasted in olive oil, smoked paprika, and cayenne for a flavorful pop of protein. Get the recipe here.

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